Trump in the Dock – Jury told of “criminal conspiracy” to pay hush money to porn star | BBC News

Prosecutors at the trial of Donald Trump in New York have told the jury he “orchestrated a criminal scheme to corrupt the 2016 presidential election”.

The former President faces 34 counts of falsifying business records and trying to cover up a $130,000 payment to the porn actress Stormy Daniels.

It’s alleged Donald Trump was hoping to cover up evidence of affairs that might damage his election prospects. The prosecution described that as “pure election fraud”.

Donald Trump denies the charges. His defence argues he had no personal involvement in the payments and says none of the allegations amount to criminal behaviour.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Sarah Smith in New York.

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