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April 15, 2024
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The People vs. Donald Trump

In This Episode

Donald Trump makes history as the first US President to face a criminal trial and reportedly falls asleep at the defense table during jury selection. President Biden urges restraint from Bibi Netanyahu after Iran launches retaliatory drone and missile strikes against Israel. Meanwhile, Speaker Mike Johnson finds himself in a political pickle trying to pass aid for Israel and Ukraine. Then, Tommy and Strict Scrutiny’s Melissa Murray discuss Trump’s first day in court, the process of jury selection, and how the New York case compares to Trump’s other indictments.


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Show Notes



  • NYT: Cross-Tabs: April 2024 Times/Siena Poll of Registered Voters Nationwide
  • NYT: Biden Shrinks Trump’s Edge in Latest Times/Siena Poll
  • NYT: Four Years Out, Some Voters Look Back at Trump’s Presidency More Positively
  • Politico: Majority of voters think Trump committed ‘serious federal crimes,’ according to NYT poll
  • Ipsos: Two-thirds of registered voters say Trump’s hush money charges are serious
  • Ipsos: Most Americans still think Trump should go to trial before the 2024 Presidential election 
  • WaPo: The danger for Trump in hush-money case: Refreshing people’s memories
  • NYT: Live Updates: Jury Selection to Begin in Trump Trial, a Criminal Case Without Precedent
  • Forbes: Prosecutors Want Trump Fined $3,000 For Violating Judge Merchan’s Gag Order
  • NYT: In the 2024 Race, Trump’s Trial Is About to Take Center Stage
  • WSJ: Donald Trump Faces Deep Blue Jury Pool as Hush-Money Case Begins
  • NYT: As Trial Looms, Trump Plays to a Jury of Millions
  • Politico: If you thought a trial could force Trump off the campaign trail, you thought wrong
  • CNN: Trump will juggle appearances in courtroom and on campaign trail as hush money trial begins
  • NYT: Biden and His Allies Are Likely to Stay Quiet on Trump’s Manhattan Trial



  • AP: World leaders urge Israel not to retaliate for the Iranian drone and missile attack
  • Axios: Israel defense minister to Pentagon: No choice but to retaliate against Iran
  • WaPo: Biden counsels Netanyahu to ‘slow things down’ after Iranian attack
  • Axios: Scoop: Biden told Bibi U.S. won’t support an Israeli counterattack on Iran
  • NYT: Biden Seeks to Head Off Escalation After Israel’s Successful Defense
  • WH Statement: Statement from President Joe Biden on Iran’s Attacks against the State of Israel
  • Axios: Biden gets pushback over telling Israel to avoid counterattack on Iran
  • CNN: House GOP lines up bills targeting Iran as Congress remains divided over how to send aid to Israel
  • NYT: Johnson Says the House Will Vote on an Israel Bill in the Coming Days
  • Politico: House to act on Israel aid, but Ukraine up in the air, after Iran’s attack
  • CNN: Congressional leaders at odds over Israel aid next steps as conservatives warn Johnson against including Ukraine funding