Closing arguments in Donald Trump hush money trial | BBC News

It’s been a long day for the 18 jurors at Donald Trump’s trail in New York, who could be held back a further four hours to listen to closing arguments from the prosecution.

Prosecutor Joshua Steinglass said his flawed star witness is a "tour guide" to evidence, and that it doesn’t matter if jurors ”want to go into business with Michael Cohen".

Trump’s defence team presented their final argument earlier in the day, giving 10 reasons why they should not convict him and calling Mr Cohen "the MVP of liars".

After closing arguments, Justice Juan Merchan will give final instructions to the jury, and then they will begin deliberations.

Only a unanimous verdict can convict Trump – who is accused of trying to cover up a $130,000 hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims they had sex.

Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records, and denies any sexual encounter with her.

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