Watch: Donald Trump’s hush money trial continues as Stormy Daniels returns to witness stand

Oliver Browning
Thursday 09 May 2024 23:11 BST

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Watch from New York as Donald Trump’s hush money trial continued on Thursday 9 May.

Porn star Stormy Daniels faced tough questioning from Mr Trump’s lawyers today as they try to dismantle the credibility of a woman whose story of a 2006 sexual encounter ultimately led to the first criminal trial of a former US president.

Ms Daniels’ unflattering account of sex with Mr Trump riveted jurors on Tuesday and served to remind US voters of the more lurid aspects of his 2017-2021 presidency as he campaigns to win back the White House this year.

But Mr Trump’s legal team was able to punch some holes in her account.

Under questioning, Ms Daniels admitted that she had not always told the truth about the encounter, and acknowledged that she has refused to pay Mr Trump a judgment of more than $500,000 stemming from a failed defamation lawsuit.

She also did not provide a clear explanation about why she let the former president buy her silence after she decided to go public with her account.

Mr Trump is charged with falsifying business records to cover up a $130,000 payment to Ms Daniels to keep quiet during his 2016 presidential bid. He has pleaded not guilty and denies ever having sex with her.

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