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USA: Stormy Daniels takes stand in Trump trial

Washington, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The center of discord in Donald Trump trial: Stormy Daniels, the pron actor took stand on Tuesday as witness at the Manhattan courthouse.

Stormy Daniels paid hush money to keep an alleged affair with Donald Trump secret ahead of the 2016 election, has taken the stand Tuesday in the former president’s New York criminal trial.

The $130,000 payment to Daniels is at the heart of the Manhattan district attorney’s case against Trump, who faces 34 counts of falsifying business records for allegedly attempting to conceal the payoff. He has pleaded not guilty and denied any sexual relationship with Daniels.

Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, claims she and Trump first met in July 2006 at a celebrity golf tournament near Lake Tahoe — a year after Trump married his wife, Melania.

She says Trump invited her to his hotel suite, where they had sex. Trump also suggested she could be a contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice,” the real estate mogul’s television show where contestants vied to earn a role as his underling.

Prosecutors spoke of alleged violations of campaign laws and considered the agreements to buy Daniels’ silence as an illegal conspiracy to influence the 2016 election.

In this rags-to-riches sequence, Daniels said Trump introduced her to former Playboy model Karen McDougal during an event promoting his new brand of vodka in 2007.

McDougal is the second woman, who prosecutors say was paid a figure of money to keep her mouth shut about an alleged affair with Trump before his 2016 campaign, but the former president denies all allegations.