LEGAL: “Donald Trump shook his head in disgust Tuesday as the judge in his New York defamation trial told would-be jurors that an earlier jury had already decided the former president sexually abused columnist E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s.

Trump left court before opening statements, jetting to a New Hampshire political rally as Carroll’s lawyer accused the Republican presidential front-runner of using ‘the world’s biggest microphone’ to destroy her reputation and turn his supporters against her. Trump’s lawyer contended that Carroll has never been more famous and that she is blaming him for ‘a few mean tweets from Twitter trolls.'”

– Larry Neumiester, Michael R. Sisak and Jake Offenhartz, “Trump glowers and gestures in court, then leaves to campaign as sex abuse defamation trial opens,” apnews.com, January 16, 2024