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Trump's Stormy Daniels hush money trial hinges on intent of payoff

Luc Cohen
April 19, 2024

Reuters quoted Adam Kaufmann on the possibility of Donald Trump testifying in his criminal trial. 

Taking the stand in his own defense is risky as it opens him up to cross-examination by prosecutors. But Adam Kaufmann, a former Manhattan assistant district attorney, said it may be Trump's best bet at convincing jurors the payment was personal.

"To really give it legs, Trump would need to put it in front of the jury and testify," said Kaufmann, a partner at Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss.

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