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First Trump Criminal Trial Underway in New York

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Former US President Donald Trump speaks as he prepares to leave Manhattan Criminal Court at the second day of his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affairs, in New York City on April 16, 2024. (Michael M. Santiago / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)

Opening arguments could take place as soon as next week in Donald Trump’s criminal trial in Manhattan, where he stands accused of covering up hush money payments he made to adult film actor Stormy Daniels. The trial, which is expected to last for more than a month, is one of four criminal prosecutions the former president faces. Delay has beset some of those cases, as courts consider a host of pre-trial motions and interim appeals filed by Trump’s defense team. We’ll take stock of where the criminal cases against the former president stand and their impact on November’s election.


Alan Feuer, reporter covering extremism and political violence, New York Times<br />


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