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What happened in the courtroom as Trump's trial begins

Season 2024 Episode 114 | 6m 16s

Opening statements began Monday in the first criminal trial of Donald Trump. Prosecutors accused Trump and his associates of falsifying business records during his 2016 campaign to conceal an alleged extramarital affair. But the former president’s attorney said he was not involved in the payments, which they argue weren’t illegal, and did not commit a crime. William Brangham reports.

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