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Watch: Trump attends court for trial date hearing in New York hush money case

Watch a feed from New York ahead of Monday’s latest hearing in the hush money case facing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The former president attended court in Manhattan for what was set to be the final hearing before the criminal case goes to trial.

Mr Trump will stand trial April 15 on charges related to hush money payments intended to cover up claims of marital infidelity.

The case, which was initially scheduled to begin jury selection on Monday, has already been adjourned for 30 days by Judge Juan Merchan to allow for time to respond to those filings.

Mr Cohen, Mr Trump’s one-time lawyer and fixer, made payments to Ms Daniels and Ms McDougal to buy their silence ahead of the 2016 presidential election about sexual encounters they said they had with the candidate a decade earlier – affairs Mr Trump denies.

Judge Merchan’s decision will set the course for what could be the first-ever criminal trial of a former US president.

Mr Trump, the Republican candidate expected to challenge Joe Biden in the November election, has pleaded not guilty and has called the case a politically-motivated “witch hunt” against him.

Elsewhere, an appeals court granted the former president a 10-day extension to pay $175m — a portion of the $464m bond in his New York civil fraud case — in a reprieve on the day the full amount against him had been due.