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Mon Mar 25, 2024, 05:52 PM Mar 2024

Trump indicates he'd testify in hush money trial, says a conviction could 'make me more popular' [View all]

I am sure that trump is right about this--it will make him more popular with the MAGA crowd.

Trump indicates he'd testify in hush money trial, says a conviction could 'make me more popular'


"I would have no problem testifying," he said of his upcoming hush money trial.
By Olivia Rubin and Soo Rin Kim

March 25, 2024, 2:55 PM

Former President Donald Trump indicated to ABC News on Monday that he would testify at his upcoming criminal trial in New York over a hush payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.


The judge overseeing the case, Juan Merchan, ruled Monday that the trial will begin on April 15, rejecting Trump's request for an additional delay.

Trump last April pleaded not guilty to a 34-count indictment charging him with falsifying business records in connection with a hush money payment his then-attorney Michael Cohen made to Daniels just days before the 2016 presidential election. The former president has denied all wrongdoing.

The case, which was initially scheduled to begin jury selection on Monday, was adjourned for 30 days by Merchan earlier this month, after defense attorneys raised issues with the late production of over 100,000 pages of potential evidence by federal prosecutors.

Asked by ABC News at the press conference if a conviction could hurt his chances for reelection, Trump said, "It could also make me more popular."........................

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