NEW: Alvin Bragg's Top Witness Backfires, Helps Trump With Testimony

By Bo Beard | May 11, 2024

The president's family

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's case seemed less favorable after former top aide to President Donald Trump, Hope Hicks, testified. 

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Hicks, who headed Trump's communication team during the 2016 campaign and part of his presidency, stated on Friday that efforts to suppress reports of affairs between Trump and two women were primarily to shield the president's family. 

Hush money payment

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Her interpretation of the hush money payment in 2016 contradicts Bragg's allegations of Trump falsifying business records to hide a campaign expense.