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LISTEN: Closing arguments begin in Trump hush money trial

May 28, 2024, 4:24 PM | Updated: 5:16 pm

Former U.S. President Donald Trump returns to court for his hush money trial at Manhattan Criminal ...

Former U.S. President Donald Trump returns to court for his hush money trial at Manhattan Criminal Court on May 28, 2024 in New York City. Closing arguments are set to begin in former U.S. President Trump's hush money trial. The former president faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first of his criminal cases to go to trial. (Andrew Kelly-Pool/Getty Images)

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Here’s the podcast 👇 of our discussion with ABC Legal Analyst Royal Oakes on the Trump trial.

 

NEW YORK — The defense and prosecution offered closing remarks on Tuesday during the hush money trial of former President Donald Trump.

It was a day for pointing fingers according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors reportedly told jurors the former president “engaged in a conspiracy and cover-up.” While lawyers for the defense called Michael Cohen, one of the prosecution’s witnesses “the greatest liar of all time.” 

“The words that Michael Cohen said to you on that stand — they matter. He took an oath, he swore to tell the truth, and he told you a number of things on that witness stand that were lies, pure and simple,” defense attroney Todd Blanche said in court, according to ABC news.

Former President Donald Trump faces felony charges related to a hush money payment made to Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress, in 2016. 

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LISTEN: Closing arguments begin in Trump hush money trial