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Graphic shows key people in Donald Trump’s hush-money trial.
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Donald Trump’s hush-money trial starts

By Jordi Bou

April 15, 2024 - Donald Trump is set to become the first former U.S. president to face a criminal trial – a case involving hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels that carries major political and legal ramifications.

Trump’s trial is the culmination of a case that has been hotly contested since it was unveiled last spring. After months of legal machinations, it seems to be on track to actually begin:

Jury selection is scheduled to start on Monday. Testimony is expected to last weeks, amid a level of media scrutiny that some have likened to the O.J. Simpson trial nearly three decades ago.

The first-ever trial of a former U.S. president will feature allegations that Trump falsified business records while compensating one of his lawyers, Michael Cohen, for burying stories about extramarital affairs that arose during the 2016 presidential race.

The charges, which carry the possibility of jail time, threaten Trump’s campaign schedule as he faces a general election rematch with President Joe Biden.

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PUBLISHED: 12/04/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom
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