'We are so innocent': Trump trial to resume Friday morning at 9 a.m.

Former President Trump’s criminal trial will resume Friday after Judge Juan Merchan, for the second time, denied his defense attorney’s request for a mistrial following salacious testimony from Stormy Daniels. 

Daniels, who claims to have had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, took the stand for cross-examination Thursday morning after hours of questioning Tuesday that even the judge called "unnecessary" and "irrelevant."

Trump defense attorney Todd Blanche made a second request for a mistrial Thursday, arguing that prosecutors asked Daniels "a whole host of questions" that he called "prejudicial." But the judge again denied the motion. 

Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree. The charges stem from a years-long investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The charges are related to alleged payments made ahead of the 2016 presidential election to silence Daniels about an alleged 2006 extramarital affair with Trump.

But the former president and presumptive Republican presidential nominee declared, "We are so innocent." 

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