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Shock in the United States: Donald Trump is guilty of bribing a porn actress He became the first former US president to be convicted of a crime

Shock in the United States: Donald Trump is guilty of bribing a porn actress  He became the first former US president to be convicted of a crime

A New York jury found former US President Donald Trump guiltyAnd Hiding payments to a porn starAn earthquake for his presidential campaign five months before the election in which he seeks to regain the White House.

In the historic first criminal trial against a former US president, Trump, 77, was found guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying accounting documents. To cover up payments to former porn star Stormy Daniels to silence her.

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Outside court, the former president addressed reporters and immediately called the guilty verdict a “disgrace.” “This is a rigged trial by a corrupt and inconsistent judge. We are going to fight to the end and win. The real verdict will be given by the people on November 5 (Presidential Election Day). “They know what happened here, I’m a very innocent man,” he commented.

The ruling puts America in uncharted political territory, but it doesn’t stop Trump from running for president, even in the unlikely event that he does. Judge Juan Merson will announce the sentence on July 11, sentenced him to prison. When asked by reporters, the Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin BraggHe declined to answer whether he plans to sentence Trump to prison.

The judge’s sentencing is scheduled four days before the Republican National Convention In Milwaukee, Trump will receive the party’s formal nomination to face the Democratic president Joe Biden November 5.

Biden’s campaign released a statement saying the ruling against Trump shows that no one is above the law. “There’s only one way to get Donald Trump out of the Oval Office: at the ballot box.”said Michael Tyler, the campaign’s communications director. In a statement from spokesman Ian Sams, the White House responded that it respected “the rule of law” and had “no further comment.”

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However, the Biden campaign sent a text message to supporters warning that Trump was “breaking fundraising records” following the guilty verdict. “That money will be used to return (Trump) to the White House and carry out threats of retaliation and retaliation against his political opponents,” the text message said.

Meanwhile Stormy Daniels is still processing the news of Trump’s convictionsaid her husband, Barrett Blade. “A huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,” Blade told CNN. “They brought her into this. It’s not her seeking justice for herself. She defended herself from the beginning and said the right thing, but this whole money investigation is really about nothing … it’s not her story,” he added.

Arbitral Award

The 12-member jury deliberated for over 11 hours Two days after a five-week trial in a Manhattan courtroom. Merson, who called the former president “corrupt” during the trial, thanked jurors for giving the case the “deserved attention,” even Thursday morning.

The identity of the jurors, seven men and five women, was kept secret to protect them from political tensions. Shortly before announcing that they had reached a verdict, the jurors left the courtroom and deliberated behind closed doors, with a computer containing their notes and evidence from the case.

They asked to hear again excerpts from the testimony of two key protagonists in the case, a former president of a newspaper close to Trump. David Becker and former private attorney and former presidential confidante, now the prime accused in the case, Michael Cohen.

Their testimony specifically referred to their meeting with Trump in August 2015 at Trump Tower in New York. They would have devised a plan to avoid any scandal affecting a future candidate for the White House.Even if it means paying for silence.

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If he is convicted now, the political ramifications will outweigh the seriousness of the charges, because five months before the presidential election, the candidate will become a convicted felon.

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Trump was found guilty of falsifying accounting records for paying Daniels $130,000 before the 2016 election to pay back his lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Trump, who was forced to attend all hearings, used his appearance to spread his claim that the hearings were a ploy by Democrats to keep him off the campaign trail.

Polls show Trump slightly ahead of BidenAnd the guilty verdict will stir emotions as the race for the White House heats up.

If he wins the presidency He cannot forgive himselfThe case was not an initiative of the federal government, but of the state of New York, where only the governor could clear his name.

In addition to the New York case, Trump has been charged in Washington and Georgia with conspiring to alter the 2020 election results. Further After leaving the White House, he faces charges in Florida for carrying a large cache of classified documents.

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