How a trial works: Trump’s first criminal case is in court

Former President Donald Trump’s first criminal trial continues.

This trial, related to a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016, is the first of four ongoing criminal cases that could head to trial for the presumptive 2024 GOP presidential nominee.

To better understand what’s going on as the proceedings progress, CNN compiled the steps of a criminal trial:

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect the order of the closing arguments in this trial.

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