Judge Merchan grants victory to Trump

Anjali Jain
Former President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City on May 9, 2024. On Friday, Judge Juan Merchan agreed with Trump’s lawyers in preventing a video of a 1999 Trump interview from being shown in his hush money trial.

On Friday, former President Donald Trump was acquitted in his hush money payment trial by Judge Juan Merchan.
Merchan, the presiding judge in the prosecution, reportedly concurred with Trump’s legal team regarding the admissibility of a particular piece of evidence, according to Katherine Fung of Newsweek, who has been present in the courtroom monitoring the proceedings.

Machan supports the prosecution during his interview with Larry King. “The introduction of it by the prosecution is strictly prohibited,” Fung wrote in a message to X, which was previously Twitter.

Fung reported that Trump’s attorney Emil Bove argued the 1999 interview between Trump and King should not be admitted as evidence because it “has no bearing on the mental state of President Trump in 2016 and 2017.”

King questioned Trump during the interview regarding his views on campaign finance reform, and Trump responded by elaborating on his knowledge of campaign finance.
“I think nobody knows more about campaign finance than I do because I am the biggest contributor,” according to him.

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Merchan consented to the withholding of the evidence on the grounds that recalling the statutes seventeen years later might be an exaggeration, according to Daily Beast reporter Jose Pagliery.
An email was sent to Trump’s campaign by Newsweek requesting comment.

In New York City, Trump is presently defendant on 34 counts of falsifying business records, which are allegedly connected to a hush money payment provided to pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election. Alvin Bragg, the district attorney for Manhattan, claimed that the payment was intended to stifle her public statements regarding her allegations of having an affair with the former president.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee for 2024, Trump, has pleaded not guilty to all criminal charges and denied having an affair with Daniels. He has accused Bragg and other prosecutors of targeting him for political gain and has characterized the trial as an act of election interference, despite his denials.

Judge Merchan denied earlier on Friday a subpoena filed by Trump’s legal team to compel testimony from Mark Pomerantz, a former prosecutor in Bragg’s office who resigned from the investigation out of frustration.
Daniels testified before the jury in the aforementioned case, responding to inquiries from prosecutors as well as Trump’s defense attorneys. Madeline Westerhout, the former executive assistant to Trump in the White House, resumed her testimony on Friday.On Friday, additional witnesses included Daniel Dixon, a records custodian for AT&T, Jen Tamalin, a records custodian for Verizon, and Georgia Longstreet, a paralegal from the district attorney’s office.

Michael Cohen, the former attorney for Trump, is scheduled to commence his testimony on Monday. He purportedly paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 and is a crucial witness in the case.

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