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The line for reporters seeking to be in the courtroom for Donald J. Trump’s arraignment in Manhattan started forming at 2 p.m. on Monday, more than a day before the former president was scheduled to face a judge in a case centered on hush-money payments.
One of those who got in was Jonah Bromwich, a criminal justice correspondent for The Times.
He tells us what it was like inside the courthouse as Mr. Trump was charged with 34 felony counts.
On today’s episode
Mr. Trump pleaded not guilty, then sat quietly as lawyers sparred.
The former president is accused of orchestrating a hush-money scheme to pave his path to the presidency and then covering it up from the White House.
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Jonah E. Bromwich contributed reporting.
Special thanks to Maddy Masiello.
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