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Trump’s family steers clear of trial — even as he spotlights them

Posted on AllSides May 6th, 2024
From The Left
Justice, Donald Trump, Hush Money, New York
Charly Triballeau

To survive the most sordid of the legal cases against him, Donald Trump is relying on unseen — and unwilling — character witnesses: his family.

In the opening weeks of Trump’s criminal hush money trial, the former president has attempted to brandish his family-man bonafides amid a slew of salacious testimony.

First, he pleaded with the judge to allow his attendance at his son Barron’s high school graduation later this month, a concession Justice Juan Merchan finally made last week (“Forced to miss my son’s graduation,” read the attendant fundraising email). Then,...

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