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Surprise Evidence Against Trump May Wreck His Hush-Money Trial Defense

With Trump heading to trial this week over payoffs to Stormy Daniels, some have dismissed the case against him as weak. A working prosecutor explains why that could prove very wrong.

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Former President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 12

With jury selection in Donald Trump’s hush-money trial beginning this week in Manhattan, some have dismissed District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case as weak. Yet Trump, who is accused of falsifying business records to conceal payoffs to Stormy Daniels, is certainly not acting as if he’s in the clear. Dave Aronberg, a prosecutor in Florida who writes for Meidas Touch Network, has argued that it’s not necessarily a weak case at all. So we chatted with Aronberg about what to expect from the trial and how surprise evidence could emerge that badly complicates Trump’s defense.