Splashy testimony dominates first week of Trump’s hush money trial

The first week of testimony in former President Trump’s hush money trial has wrapped Friday in Manhattan.

The trial so far has been dominated by splashy testimony from former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker, who spent much of this week divulging seedy details of media agreements he entered into with Trump and ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to keep negative stories about Trump out of the news while he mounted his 2016 campaign.

Pecker, the prosecution’s first witness, was on the stand all four days of the trial this week. On Friday afternoon, the prosecution called its second witness, Trump’s longtime executive assistant Rhona Graff, who took the stand for just a few minutes. Next came banker Gary Farro, who detailed financial dealings he had with Cohen.

The trial resumes Tuesday.

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