Where All The Trump Cas­es Stand As Hush-Mon­ey Tri­al Begins

Where All The Trump Cases Stand As Hush-Money Trial Begins

With jury selec­tion get­ting under­way in the New York hush-mon­ey case on Mon­day after a one-month delay, the slate of crim­i­nal tri­als that for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump faces as he runs for re-elec­tion has begun in earnest.
A grand jury vot­ed last spring to indict Trump on 34 felony counts of fal­si­fy­ing busi­ness records to alleged­ly cov­er up pay­ments, includ­ing to adult film star Stormy Daniels, in a bid to con­ceal dam­ag­ing infor­ma­tion as part of a “catch-and-kill” scheme to influ­ence the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.
Trump, who has plead­ed not guilty to the charges, assailed the case brought by Man­hat­tan Dis­trict Attor­ney Alvin Bragg ahead of jury selec­tion. “This is a polit­i­cal per­se­cu­tion, a per­se­cu­tion like nev­er before. Nobody has ever seen any­thing like it,” he said.
Pros­e­cu­tors argued Trump should be fined fo …