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WorldCan Donald Trump win his case against a porn star?

Can Donald Trump win his case against a porn star?


It is difficult to know the verdict of a trial in advance as there can be so many twists and turns. However, whatever the final decision, it will inevitably have an impact on the American presidential campaign.

This is a great first for a former president of the United States, which Donald Trump would have done without. In the midst of campaigning for the US presidential election in November, the 77-year-old billionaire saw his requests to cancel the prosecution in the Stormy Daniels affair be rejected on Thursday, February 15, by Judge Juan Merchan of the New York court. Consequence: Donald Trump will be tried criminally on March 25, thus becoming the first former American head of state to appear in a criminal trial.

A decision that the main person concerned did not, unsurprisingly, not very well welcome, denouncing “interference” in the presidential campaign, reports The worldwhile the trial could last nearly six weeks, according to judge Juan Merchan, whose New York Times echoes. Even before entering the court, Donald Trump had called for “delays”, asking: “How can you run for office when you are sitting in a court?” The former tenant of the White House had once again also estimated, as reported again The worldthat this trial “is just a way of [lui] harm in the election.

In the Stormy Daniels affair, Donald Trump is accused of accounting fraud. He is accused of having paid $130,000 to pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels to buy her silence in 2016, during the presidential campaign. The objective was, it seems, for her not to make public the extramarital relationship she allegedly had with Donald Trump in 2006, when his wife Melania Trump had just given birth to their son. If the reasons which motivated the payment of this money are debatable, in this case, it is above all the fact that Donald Trump could have illegally used campaign funds which poses a problem. For American justice, Franceinfo points out, it could in fact be a concealed donation to the campaign, which would violate certain electoral financing laws.

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