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Opening statements and first witness on tap for Trump hush money trial

Posted on AllSides April 22nd, 2024
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Opening statements are set to begin Monday morning in the case of the People of the State of New York versus Donald Trump, the first criminal trial of a former president.

The trial's first witness is also expected to take the stand, though cross-examination is likely to take place later in the week.

Attorneys on both sides will present their opening statements after the judge delivers instructions to the 12-person jury and six alternates.

Prosecutors from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office are expected to lay out what they’ve called an “illegal conspiracy” designed...

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