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Trump trial turns chaotic as judge clears court, warns witness – Times of India

The Donald Trump hush-money trial briefly devolved into chaos after the judge cleared the courtroom and warned a defense witness not to give him “side eye.” Trump had called his second defense witness, attorney Robert Costello, to testify Monday about his interactions in 2018 with the prosecution’s star witness, Michael Cohen, when the conflict erupted in the New York courtroom. Costello repeatedly gave answers that went beyond the questions, prompting Judge Juan Merchan to sustain objections from prosecutors and strike the testimony. After one such ruling, Costello said, “Jeez.” The judge looked at him and said, “I’m sorry?” And then Costello said, “stricken,” referring to his own remark. After more questions, Merchan finally stopped the proceedings and asked the jury to leave.“Mr. Cos...
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Trump hush-money trial: Prosecution rests, closing arguments likely next week

Former President Donald Trump, left, speaks to the media with his lawyer Todd Blanche after attending the day’s proceedings in his hush money trial, in New York, Monday, May 20, 2024. | Photo Credit: AP After approximately five weeks, 19 witnesses, reams of documents and a dash of salacious testimony, the prosecution against Donald Trump rested its case on May 20, handing over to the defence, before closing arguments expected next week.Mr. Trump's team immediately sought to undermine key testimony against the former president, who is accused of covering up hush money paid to a porn star over an alleged encounter that could have derailed his successful 2016 White House bid.His attorneys called lawyer Robert Costello — who once advised star prosecution witness Michael Cohen before falli...
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Stormy Daniels wore bulletproof vest to Donald Trump’s hush money trial, reveals attorney – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Stormy Daniels’ attorney disclosed that the adult film actress wore a bulletproof vest during Donald Trump’s hush money trial due to concerns about potential harm. Clark Brewster, representing Daniels, informed CNN that the trial proceedings had deeply affected her, leading her to tears the night before her testimony."She wore a bulletproof vest daily until arriving at the courthouse," Brewster said."She was paralyzed with fear – not of taking the stand or telling her story, but what might some nut might do to her. And I’m genuinely concerned about it as well.."Over two days last week, Daniels testified for over eight hours, divulging details of her alleged 2006 affair with former American President Donald Trump, which he denies. Trump has been on trial since April 15, facing...
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Michael Cohen: Trump knew checks were for hush-money and not legal work – Times of India

Michael Cohen came under a plodding cross-examination Tuesday by Donald Trump’s lawyer, who sought to undermine his earlier testimony that he participated in a hush money scheme to help the former president influence the 2016 election.Trump attorney Todd Blanche questioned Cohen at Trump’s hush money trial for about two hours, focusing on how his decade-long devotion to Trump soured after he pleaded guilty to federal crimes in 2018 and went to prison.Blanche depicted Cohen as a fawning acolyte who turned into a vengeful media hound and made $3.4 million on two books, along with profits from a podcast and merchandise sales — all devoted to condemning Trump as a criminal who should go to jail.Blanche asked Cohen if he was “obsessed” with Trump, serving as his fixer and lawyer for a decade...
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Stormy denies cashing in on her ‘tryst with Trump’ – Times of India

NEW YORK: Stormy Daniels finished her marathon testimony at Donald Trump's hush money trial on Thursday with attorneys for the former prez seeking to paint her as a greedy liar who profited from her allegations.The porn star, who claims to have had sex with the married Trump in 2006, denied that she threatened the tycoon if he did not buy her silence."I wanted the truth to come out... to get my story protected with a paper trail," the 45-year-old said during aggressive cross-examination by Trump's attorney Susan Necheles. Trump, 77, is accused of falsifying business records for a $130,000 payment to Daniels for her silence ahead of the 2016 election about the alleged encounter.On Thursday, Trump's lawyers sought to suggest that Daniels was out for money, cashing in on her story in a boo...
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Trump attorney and Stormy Daniels trade barbs during questions about alleged 2006 sexual encounter – Times of India

NEW YORK: Donald Trump's defense attorney on Thursday accused Stormy Daniels of slowly altering the details of an alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump, trying to persuade jurors that a key prosecution witness in the former president's hush money trial cannot be believed.“The details of your story keep changing, right?” attorney Susan Necheles asked at one point.“No,” Daniels said.As the jury looked on, the two women traded barbs over what Necheles said were inconsistencies in Daniels' description of the encounter with Trump in a hotel room. He denies the whole story.“You made all this up, right?” Necheles asked.“No,” Daniels shot back.But despite all the talk over what may have happened in that hotel room, despite the discomfiting testimony by the adult film actor that she consented...