Donald Trump's Hush Money Trial, Week 2: Live Updates

The former president's criminal trial is underway in Manhattan. Follow along for all the latest updates.
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Former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial has wrapped up its second week.

Trump, the first former president to be tried on criminal charges, is facing 34 counts connected to his alleged attempts to hide $130,000 in hush money payments made in 2016 to conceal claims of an extramarital affair with adult film actor Stormy Daniels.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is represented by Todd Blanche and Susan Necheles. The prosecution is led by Susan Hoffinger and Joshua Steinglass, who were selected by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to argue the case. Judge Juan Merchan is presiding.

Also present during opening statements was Matthew Colangelo, a lawyer from Bragg’s office, who detailed a “catch and kill” scheme allegedly greenlighted by Trump. In one such scheme, he said, Trump attempted to cover up an alleged affair with Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal.

“When it came time to pay Michael Cohen back for the catch and kill deal, you’ll see he didn’t negotiate it down. He doubled it,” Colangelo said.

Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen — who served a jail sentence over his role in facilitating the payments — is expected to testify, as is Daniels.

Follow along with live updates below: