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Trump's criminal trial begins with a warning (PHOTO: The Associated Press)
  • Donald Trump’s criminal trial begins.
  • The judge has a warning for the former president.
  • A hearing date is set

Hundreds of police officers, journalists from around the world and a couple of dozen supporters of former President Donald Trump gathered on Monday near the Manhattan Criminal Court with a single goal.

They were there to witness a historic event — the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president.

Trump faces 34 charges, including falsifying business documents to cover up an affair with a porn actress.

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The judge issues a warning

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Judge Juan Merchan stated on Monday that he will hold a hearing next week on the motion to sanction former President Donald Trump for his social media posts.

This was reported by journalists who were present in the courtroom.

Trump’s lawyers have until Friday to submit their written response, according EFE.

The hearing will take place on April 25 at 9:30 a.m. local time (1:15 p.m. GMT), according to the judge.

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Trump arrived on Monday just before 9:00 a.m. (1:00 p.m. GMT), dressed in a navy blue suit and a red tie.

Before entering the court, Trump shared a post on Truth Social.

«When I enter that courtroom, I know I will have the love of 200 million Americans behind me, and I will be FIGHTING for the FREEDOM of 325 MILLION AMERICANS!» he wrote.

Early in the morning, the court precinct was busy with law enforcement and the press, some journalists were already doing live broadcasts with the Criminal Court in the background, and others were lining up to try to enter the courtroom.

The New York courtroom was filled with drama

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So far on the first day of the trial against Trump, the motion by the former president’s lawyers to recuse the trial was rejected.

The measure was filed by his defense under the argument that there was a conflict of interest due to Ivanka Trump’s work with Democratic politicians.

According to reports from EFE, the judge also admitted evidence, including the famous Access Hollywood video in which Trump makes strong comments about touching any woman.

The content will not be played at the trial but will be addressed as a transcript.

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