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What to expect when Trump's 1st criminal trial begins Monday

The nation is about to enter uncharted territory. On Monday, for the first time in American history, a former president will be tried in a court of law. Donald Trump is charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records to prevent news of an alleged extramarital affair from becoming public. William Brangham previews this complicated, historic case.

What to expect when Trump's 1st criminal trial begins Monday

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