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Donald Trump’s New York hush cash trial continues immediately at Manhattan Criminal Court with grownup movie actor Stormy Daniels presently testifying.

Monday’s session noticed Judge Juan Merchan discover the previous president in contempt of courtroom for a tenth time, fining him one other $1,000 and warning that the following violation of his gag order would end in jail time.

The jury then heard from two extra witnesses, Jeffrey McConney and Deborah Tarasoff, in regards to the paper path throughout the Trump Organization resulting in Michael Cohen’s $130,000 fee to Daniels to make sure her silence in regards to the sexual encounter she alleges she had with Mr Trump, which his internal circle feared might sink his presidential marketing campaign in late 2016.

As the day drew to a detailed, the prosecution informed Judge Merchan that they count on to have the ability to wrap up their case in about two weeks, with Cohen among the many witnesses but to be referred to as.

Yesterday’s listening to adopted Friday’s emotional testimony from ex-White House communication director Hope Hicks, who recounted the panic that set in when the infamous Access Hollywood tape first emerged.

The Independent’s Alex Woodward is masking the trial at Manhattan Criminal Court.


Daniels says she began dancing on weekends in a membership whereas in highschool the place she might “make more in two nights than I did shovelling manure eight hours a day.”

She moved out of her mom’s residence when she was 17. She was “neglectful” and would “disappear for days at a time.

“We lived in a bad neighborhood and she would just vanish.”

Alex Woodward7 May 2024 15:39


Stormy Daniels begins by giving a quick overview of her life – born in Baton Rouge, her dad and mom divorced when she was 4, she lives in Florida together with her accomplice and shares custody together with her daughter.

She got here from a “very low-income family” however attended a “private, strict elementary school” earlier than graduating from Scotlandville Magnet High School in 1997. She needed to be a veterinarian and acquired a scholarship for veterinary drugs from Texas A&M.

She was the editor of her highschool newspaper and a member of the 4H Club, an equestrian membership, and a ballet firm.

Alex Woodward7 May 2024 15:37


Breaking: ‘The People name Stormy Daniels’

Stormy Daniels, pictured in 2018, at an occasion in Berlin (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The prosecution calls Stormy Daniels to the witness stand to testify.

She is sporting all black — an extended black cardigan/scarf, black high and black pants, together with her glasses resting on her brow. She then pulled them on over her eyes.

Oliver O’Connell7 May 2024 15:32


How we acquired right here…

How did the Stormy Daniels scandal unfold? Why is Trump in courtroom and why is the grownup movie star testifying?

John Bowden explains how we acquired right here…

Oliver O’Connell7 May 2024 15:30


Nothing additional. Franklin is off the stand.

Judge Merchan has requested attorneys to method the bench.

Alex Woodward7 May 2024 15:24


After seeing the passage with the phrases of his mom, the courtroom is proven one other passage from the introduction and an excerpt from the acknowledgements web page the place Trump thanks the co-author/ghostwriter Meredith McIver, Random House editors, publishers and publicists.

Prosecutors are stressing to the jury that Trump wasn’t only a title hooked up to the guide however was liable for the phrases inside it.

Alex Woodward7 May 2024 15:17


Eric Trump gripes about trial

Eric Trump, dutifully seated in courtroom behind his father after weeks with no members of the family providing assist, has tweeted a criticism in regards to the case towards Donald Trump:

Oliver O’Connell7 May 2024 15:15


We see this from Trump’s guide: How to Get Rich:

“Trust in God and be true to yourself” –MARY TRUMP, MY MOTHER

When I look again, that was nice recommendation, concise and sensible without delay. I didn’t actually get it at first, however as a result of it sounded good, I caught to it. Later I spotted how complete that is–learn how to maintain your bases lined whereas fascinated about the large image. It’s good recommendation it doesn’t matter what your small business or way of life.

Alex Woodward7 May 2024 15:12


Watch: What parameters has Judge Merchan set on Stormy Daniels’s testimony?

Oliver O’Connell7 May 2024 15:09


Mangold on redirect: “In your experience do ghostwriters ever write entire books without the author’s knowledge?” No.

“Create content without any input from the author?” No.

“The author works for the ghostwriter or does the ghostwriter work for the author?” The ghostwriter works for the writer.

Alex Woodward7 May 2024 15:06