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Closing arguments wrap in Trump hush money trial

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Trump attorney Todd Blanche claims that Stormy Daniels’ allegations against President Trump are based on an incident that happened in 2006, 18 years ago. Blanche asserts that both Trump and Daniels have continuously denied the alleged affair. He argues that Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, made the decision to pay Daniels $130,000 without informing the president, hoping to gain future favor from him. Blanche dismisses Cohen’s claims, stating that there is no evidence supporting them. Blanche also mentions that Daniels sought to have the allegations removed from a website in 2011, implying she wanted to profit from the story. Prosecutors contend that Cohen paid Daniels hush money in 2016 through a shell company, in exchange for her silence regarding the alleged affair. Trump has consistently denied both the affair and the payments.