Prosecution zeroes in on Trump Org paper trail at hush money trial

Two Trump Organization employees kicked off the third week of testimony in former President Trump’s hush money trial on Monday, shifting the focus to the actual documents that make up his charges.

In the morning, ex-Trump Organization Controller Jeffrey McConney took the stand. He walked jurors through the repayment scheme to Trump’s fixer, Michael Cohen, underlying the charges, but McConney did not directly implicate the former president.

Deborah Tarasoff, who works in the company’s accounts payable department, began testifying following the lunch break. Tarasoff confirmed that Trump himself signed some of the checks for Cohen.

It’s a notable shift from the first two weeks of testimony, when the jury heard from key players involved in the hush money arrangements that preceded the repayments. Those witnesses included ex-National Enquirer publisher David Pecker, attorney Keith Davidson and Hope Hicks, once a close political confidant of the former president.

Porn actress Stormy Daniels, who took a $130,000 payment to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump, which he denies, has yet to take the stand. Neither has Cohen.

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