Trump scores major victory and minor setback in New York courts

Former President Donald Trump was set to begin his day in potentially deep financial turmoil but ended it in a surge back to one of the world’s richest people despite a setback in his bid to avoid trial on criminal hush money charges.

Trump faced a deadline on Monday to post a bond of $464 million in a New York civil fraud lawsuit before a state appeals court slashed the amount he would have to post to $175 million, which he says he will cover in cash. The former president also learned that jury selection will begin April 15 in the case accusing him of illegally concealing a $130,000 hush-money payment he made to a porn star in the lead-up to the 2016 election, narrowing his chances to delay further the first trial in four separate indictments
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