Trump Set To Plead Not Guilty...


Trump Set To Plead Not Guilty In Court Later

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

01:12 4 Apr 2023

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Donald Trump's legal team says he will plead 'not guilty' when he appears in court in New York this evening.

He's the first former US President to face criminal charges.

A supporter outside Trump Tower in Manhatten, as the former US President awaits his arraignment later.

This landmark case relates to alleged hush money payments to the porn star Stormy Daniels - during the 2016 Presidential Election campaign.

He denies any wrongdoing.

Lawyer Julie Rendelman says it could be the start of a number of cases against him:

"Some believe this case is going to open the floodgates for them to come forward, if their cases are stronger this case will almost disappear."

No Filming In Court

While Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says there has been 'nothing not extraordinary' about Donald Trump's presidency:

"Don't be surprised if he still wins the Republican nomination despite all this."

"Of course much more serious charges in Georgia than in New York."

Mr. Varadkar admitted "I'm glad we don't have that [kind of politics] here."

No digital devices or laptops will be allowed in court, while photographers will have to leave once proceedings get under way at around 7 o'clock this evening Irish time.

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