Judge Says Stormy Daniels Can Testify About Sexual Encounter With Trump

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The trial has entered its fourth week, with prosecutors estimating two or three more weeks of trial.

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May 07, 2024

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May 07, 2024

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Next on the witness stand was Sally Franklin, senior vice president and managing editor for Random House Publishing Group.

She confirmed they published “Trump: How to Get Rich” and “Trump: Think Like a Billionaire” about 20 years ago. The books were written by Mr. Trump and Meredith McIver, with Mr. Trump as the primary author, she said.

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Defense attorney Susan Necheles renewed the defense’s objection to Stephanie Clifford, better known by her stage name Stormy Daniels, “testifying about anything having to do with details of sexual acts.”

“When you say details of a sexual act, you mean more than ‘we had sex’?” Justice Merchan asked. The defense said yes.

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President Trump said the trial was very “unfair” before entering the court room, referencing on legal commentary about the case that has been published on various media outlets.

“Some of the statements made about this which are on CNN, fake news CNN, Michael Moore, said the proof of falsifying records has not been accomplished. On Good Morning America, they said we heard that expense payments to lawyers are legal expenses.  You pay a lawyer expense payments,” he said, echoing comments he made during another courthouse appearance that prosecutors had flagged as a gag order violation, though the judge ruled it was not.

“We didn’t put it down as construction costs. The purchase of sheetrock, the electrical costs, the legal expense that we paid was put down as legal expense. There’s nothing else you could say. You don’t have to put down anything I guess. But we put down a legal expense,” President Trump said.

Trump Fundraises Off Judge Merchan’s Contempt-of-Court Ruling
Former President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he returns to the courtroom after a break in his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments at Manhattan Criminal Court on May 2, 2024 in New York City. (Charly Triballeau-Pool/Getty Images)

Former President Donald Trump has issued a fundraising call after a New York judge’s ruling that he was in contempt of court over a gag order violation.

Judge Juan Merchan last week fined President Trump a total of $9,000 for multiple social media and other online posts, accusing the former president of violating his gag order that prohibits the presumptive Republican presidential nominee from commenting on witnesses, jury members, or other individuals connected to his current criminal trial in New York City.

“A Democrat judge JUST HELD ME IN CONTEMPT OF COURT!” one email sent out by his campaign reads, according to an The Epoch Times review. “THEY WANT TO SILENCE ME!” another wrote, asking supporters to “stand with Trump” by contributing funds.

Witness Says Trump Did Not Personally Ask Him to Carry Out ‘Hush Money’ Payments
Former President Donald Trump attends his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affairs, at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City, on May 6, 2024. (Peter Foley/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

A witness in President Donald Trump’s New York “hush money” trial on May 6 appeared to confirm his attorneys’ claims that payments at the center of the case were legal expenses and that he was not personally directed by the former president to make those payments.

Former Trump Organization Controller Jeffrey McConney testified that payments sent to former attorney Michael Cohen were legal expenses, confirming defense attorneys’ arguments.

“Michael Cohen was a lawyer?” Trump defense attorney Emil Bove asked Mr. McConney.

Original News Source Link – Epoch Times

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