Updated Apr 15, 2024 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Trump arrives at Manhattan court for start of hush money trial

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Donald Trump appears with his legal team in Manhattan criminal court on April 15. Photo: Jeenah Moon-Pool/Getty Images

Former President Trump arrived at a Manhattan courthouse Monday as his hush money trial got underway.

Why it matters: Trump is not only the first former president of the U.S. to ever stand criminal trial but does so as he appears all but set to be the Republican party's 2024 presidential nominee.

  • The New York hush money case is the first of four criminal cases that could see Trump stand trial.

The big picture: Trump is facing 34 felony counts for allegedly falsifying business records to cover up a payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

  • Prosecutors accuse Trump of allegedly instructing his former lawyer Michael Cohen to send the payment to Daniels during his 2016 presidential run.

State of play: While the trial won't be televised, Trump is expected to be in Manhattan court four days a week during the length of the trial, which could last up to eight weeks.

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Donald Trump departs Trump Tower for Manhattan Criminal Court, to attend the first day of his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affairs, in New York City on April 15
Donald Trump departs Trump Tower for Manhattan Criminal Court on April 15. Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images
Donald Trump waves as he departs Trump Tower for Manhattan Criminal Court,
Donald Trump waves as he departs Trump Tower for Manhattan Criminal Court on April 15. Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images
Trump supporters, police and media gather outside of a the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse for the start of first-ever criminal trial against a former president of the United States on April 15
Trump supporters, police and media gather outside of a the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse on April 15. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Media gather outside Manhattan courthouse
Police and media gather outside of a the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse on April 15. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Donald Trump arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court as he attends the first day of his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affairs, in New York City on April 15
Donald Trump arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court on April 15. Photo: Adam Gray/AFP via Getty Images
Demonstrators protest outside of Manhattan Criminal Court as former US President Donald Trump attends the first day of his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affairs, in New York City on April 15
Demonstrators protest outside of Manhattan Criminal Court on April 15. Photo: Adam Gray/AFP via Getty Images
onald Trump attends the first day of his trial
Donald Trump attends the first day of his trial at Manhattan Criminal Court on April 15. Photo: Angela Weiss/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
Donald Trump attends the first day of his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments at Manhattan Criminal Court on April 15
Donald Trump in the courtroom at Manhattan Criminal Court on April 15. Photo: Michael Nagle - Pool/Getty Images

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