The Manhattan DA Usually Wins. Will Trump?
By now you’ve certainly heard about the historic prosecution of Donald Trump, as the former president pleaded not guilty this week to a rash of charges stemming from an alleged hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. Law360 New York courts reporter Frank Runyeon was in the room when Trump entered his plea and joins Pro Say to discuss that scene as well as his extensive reporting about criminal prosecutions in Manhattan court and what they portend for Trump. Also this week, Dominion gets a partial win in its defamation suit against Fox News ahead of trial, and a right-wing Twitter influencer is convicted of election interference. Finally, a police raid on the home of iconic rapper Afroman spawns a song, a music video and a heated lawsuit.
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