Jack Smith Gets Bad News From Trump's Manhattan Case

By Andrew Sanders | April 18, 2024

Jack Smith gets bad news

The special counsel, Jack Smith, faced a significant setback in his legal battles against ex-President Donald Trump when the judge in charge of Trump's hush money case delivered a harsh blow. 

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Judge Juan Merchan cautioned Trump at the trial's outset that failure to appear without a valid reason could lead to his arrest. 

Trump's presence

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This ruling essentially mandates Trump's presence every day until the conclusion of his initial criminal trial, a process that might extend for weeks, a month, or even longer based on the evidence and witnesses involved.