Stormy Daniels to take the stand in Trump trial

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Former President Donald Trump is on trial in New York City, where he is facing felony charges related to a 2016 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. It marks the first time in history that a former U.S. president has been tried on criminal charges.

Trump last April pleaded not guilty to a 34-count indictment charging him with falsifying business records in connection with a hush money payment his then-attorney Michael Cohen made to Daniels in order to boost his electoral prospects in the 2016 presidential election.

Stormy Daniels, one of the state’s star witnesses, is scheduled to take the stand today, according to sources.

The decision to call Daniels as a witness allows the jury to directly hear from the woman at the center of Trump’s criminal trial.

Prosecutors argue that Trump — still reeling from the release of the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape in October 2016 — orchestrated a last-minute $130,000 hush money payment through his then-lawyer Michael Cohen in exchange for Daniels’ silence about an alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump, which the former president has denied took place.

When Trump repaid Cohen in 2017, prosecutors allege Trump falsified business records to hide the hush money payment from voters.


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