• Show Notes

In an excerpt from a new episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss a Manhattan judge’s decision to hold former President Donald Trump in contempt and to fine him $9,000 for violating a gag order in his criminal trial. They also discuss the testimony by the prosecution’s first trial witness, former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker, who detailed the “catch-and-kill” scheme used to suppress salacious stories about Trump during the 2016 election.

In the full episode, Preet and Joyce further discuss Trump’s Manhattan trial, including the testimony by Trump’s former assistant Rhona Graff, and a financial executive who worked for Michael Cohen, Gary Farro. They also break down the decision by New York’s highest court to overturn disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 sex crimes conviction on the basis that some evidence was improperly allowed to be presented at trial, and the Supreme Court oral arguments on Trump’s immunity defense in the election subversion case brought by special counsel Jack Smith.

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People of the State of New York v. Donald J. Trump, NY Supreme Court NY County, decision and order, 4/30/24

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CAFE Insider 4/30: Trump Fined & Weinstein Overturned