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How the Supreme Court’s decision on Trump’s immunity could turn on a single question

By John Fritze and Tierney Sneed, CNN (CNN) — The Supreme Court will likely produce thousands of words when it decides this year whether former President Donald Trump may claim immunity from special counsel Jack Smith’s election subversion charges. But for now, court watchers are stuck parsing the first 29. That’s how many words the court used

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Former US diplomat accused of spying for Cuba indicates he plans to plead guilty, court docket shows

By Hannah Rabinowitz, CNN (CNN) — Manuel Rocha, the former US ambassador to Bolivia accused of acting as a secret foreign agent of Cuba, said in court Thursday that he plans to plead guilty to charges, according to his court docket. Rocha, 73, is charged with several counts, including acting as an illegal agent of a foreign government, wire fraud

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E. Jean Carroll tells judge to reject Trump’s request to delay $83 million judgment, calling him the ‘least trustworthy of borrowers’

By Kara Scannell, CNN (CNN) — E. Jean Carroll said Donald Trump should not be given more time to post the $83.3 million she was awarded in her defamation trial against the former president, telling the judge that Trump is the “least trustworthy of borrowers.” On Friday, Trump asked the judge overseeing the defamation case

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Alabama Sen. Katie Britt will deliver GOP response to State of the Union address

By Kristin Wilson and Kaanita Iyer, CNN (CNN) — Alabama Sen. Katie Britt will deliver the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s upcoming State of the Union address, according to the House speaker’s office. House Speaker Mike Johnson and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that Britt will deliver the response on March 7, shortly after

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Special counsel wants to know if potential jurors in classified documents case believe 2020 election was stolen

By Tierney Sneed and Hannah Rabinowitz, CNN Washington (CNN) — Prosecutors want to ask potential jurors in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case against former President Donald Trump whether they believe the 2020 election was stolen – one of several proposed queries for the jury pool that prosecutors and the defendants are at odds over, according to a new

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What to know about the timing of Donald Trump’s election interference trial

Analysis by Katelyn Polantz and Hannah Rabinowitz, CNN Washington (CNN) — Former President Donald Trump’s trial in his election interference case in Washington, DC, is indefinitely postponed during ongoing appeals about presidential immunity. But the judge who will oversee the trial has hinted at a quick timetable once the case returns to her jurisdiction. US

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Former President Donald Trump has appealed an Illinois judge’s decision that disqualified him from the state’s upcoming Republican primary ballot. He is shown here in Washington DC on January 6th

Trump appeals judge’s decision that disqualified him from Illinois ballots

By Marshall Cohen, CNN Washington (CNN) — Former President Donald Trump has appealed an Illinois judge’s decision that disqualified him from the state’s upcoming Republican primary ballot. The ruling from Cook County Circuit Judge Tracie Porter, an elected Democrat, concluded that Trump is barred from office under the 14th Amendment because he engaged in the January 6,

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AI will allow more foreign influence operations in 2024 election, FBI director says

By Sean Lyngaas, CNN (CNN) — The 2024 US election will feature more foreign adversaries that are trying to meddle in the election than previous voting cycles thanks to artificial intelligence and other technological advances, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday. Advances in AI-generated photos and videos “are lowering the barrier to entry” for malign foreign influence

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