30 Apr 2024

US correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben

From Nine To Noon, 9:55 am on 30 April 2024


The US Supreme Court has heard an extraordinary case, in which Donald Trump's lawyers argued that presidents should have blanket immunity for criminal acts committed during their presidencies. And the first witness has testified at the former president's criminal trial in New York. Meanwhile President Joe Biden has signed off on a US$95b aid package for Ukraine, Taiwan, and Israel.

Danielle Kurtzleben is a political correspondent assigned to NPR's Washington Desk.

Former US President Donald Trump attends his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affairs, at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City on April 26, 2024. Trump's defense team vied to probe holes in tabloid publisher David Pecker's testimony during the trial on April 25, after jurors heard days of testimony regarding a plot to kill salacious stories that could have thwarted the Republican's 2016 White House bid. (Photo by JEENAH MOON / POOL / AFP)

Image of Donald Trump. Photo: JEENAH MOON / POOL / AFP