Trump on trial: Former president faces criminal charges of falsifying business records

Apr 16, 2024 View Original Article
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53% : In the recording, which emerged shortly before the 2016 election, Trump brags about grabbing women's genitals, adding: "When you're a star, they let you do it.
46% : Cohen, a former lawyer who has fallen out with Trump, is expected to be a key witness in the case, and Daniels also may testify.
46% : Most polling averages currently give Trump a very slim lead over President Joe Biden.
37% : Cohen admitted in his plea deal the payments were aimed at buying Daniels' silence about an affair she says she had with Trump a decade earlier.
34% : "In a small park outside the Manhattan Criminal Court, Trump supporters gathered Monday to affirm their loyalty to the former president, and to lambaste the trial -- as Trump himself has frequently done -- as a politically motivated witch hunt.
33% : "Bragg's team wanted jurors to hear the claims, made in the leadup to the 2016 election, to bolster their case that Trump schemed to hide evidence of an affair, because he was worried about losing support from women voters.
33% : But there is some evidence that if Trump were to be convicted of a felony, a small but significant slice of the electorate would be less likely to support him.
31% : Defense lawyers have not yet said whether Trump will testify in his own defense.
31% : But they do need to show that Trump intended to conceal them -- something defense lawyers are expected to strongly contest.
27% : Trump faces 34 felony counts, and he could face a maximum of four years in prison if convicted.
27% : Bragg also alleges that Trump intended to conceal a tax crime stemming from how Cohen was reimbursed for the payments to Daniels.
25% : Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, appeared in the state of New York courtroom, where he is charged with falsifying business records to conceal a sex scandal involving a porn star.
25% : (Zachary Roth/States Newsroom)Merchan also said he would not allow the jury to hear the "Access Hollywood" tape, but that prosecutors could introduce into evidence comments made by Trump and caught on the tape.
23% : Prosecutors don't need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Trump committed these alleged underlying crimes.
21% : "Prosecutors asked Merchan Monday to fine Trump for violating an April 1 gag order imposed by the judge.
20% : But Merchan said he would not allow the prosecution to introduce evidence about allegations that Trump committed sexual assaults, calling the claims "rumors.
16% : In recent social media posts, Trump attacked Michael Cohen, his former fixer, and the porn star Stormy Daniels.
14% : Bragg alleges that Trump intended to conceal state and federal campaign finance violations.

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