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Trump Convicted on All Counts to Become America's First Felon President - The New York Times

  

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Via:  jbb  •  2 weeks ago  •  28 comments

By:   Ben Protess, Jonah E. Bromwich, Maggie Haberman, Kate Christobek (nytimes)

Trump Convicted on All Counts to Become America's First Felon President - The New York Times
A Manhattan jury found that he had falsified business records to conceal a sex scandal that could have hindered his 2016 campaign for the White House.

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A Manhattan jury found that he had falsified business records to conceal a sex scandal that could have hindered his 2016 campaign for the White House.

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By Ben Protess, Jonah E. Bromwich, Maggie Haberman, Kate Christobek, Jesse McKinley and William K. Rashbaum

  • Published May 30, 2024Updated May 31, 2024, 12:20 a.m. ET

Donald J. Trump was convicted on Thursday of falsifying records to cover up a sex scandal that threatened to derail his 2016 presidential campaign, capping an extraordinary trial that tested the resilience of the American justice system and transformed the former commander in chief into a felon.

The guilty verdict in Manhattan — across the board, on all 34 counts — will reverberate throughout the nation and the world as it ushers in a new era of presidential politics. Mr. Trump will carry the stain of the verdict during his third run for the White House as voters now choose between an unpopular incumbent and a convicted criminal.

While it was once unthinkable that Americans would elect a felon as their leader, Mr. Trump's insurgent behavior delights his supporters as he bulldozes the country's norms. Now, the man who refused to accept his 2020 election loss is already seeking to delegitimize his conviction, attempting to assert the primacy of his raw political power over the nation's rule of law.

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The Trump Manhattan Criminal Verdict, Count By Count


Former President Donald J. Trump faced 34 felony charges of falsifying business records, related to the reimbursement of hush money paid to the porn star Stormy Daniels in order to cover up a sex scandal around the 2016 presidential election.

As Mr. Trump learned his fate on Thursday, he showed little emotion, shutting his eyes and slowly shaking his head while a hush descended over the courtroom. But when he emerged, holding his jaw tense, the former president spoke to the assembled television cameras. He declared that the verdict was "a disgrace" and, with a somber expression, proclaimed: "The real verdict is going to be Nov. 5, by the people," referring to Election Day.

The judge overseeing the case, Juan M. Merchan, released Mr. Trump on his own recognizance and set his sentencing for July 11, just days before the Republican National Convention convenes and anoints him as the presidential nominee.


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JBB
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1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

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Vic Eldred
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1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

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JBB
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2  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

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JBB
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3  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

A Long Time Coming! Roy Cohn, Old Joe McCarthy's #1 Henchman and The Worst Person In The World, had four very special buttboy proteges whom he personally trained to be pro assholes and political dirty tricksters. They were Lee Atwater, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and Donald J. Trump...

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Vic Eldred
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3.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @3    2 weeks ago

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Jeremy Retired in NC
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4  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 weeks ago

It only took 8 years and a corrupt judge to do it.  Let's see what the appeals have to say.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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4.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4    2 weeks ago

Corrupt because he didn’t rule how you think he should have.[]

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4.1    2 weeks ago
Corrupt because he didn’t rule how you think he should have.

And exactly where did I say that.  

You guys are a joke.

I'm not the one making shit up.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @4.1    2 weeks ago

They are not going to be able to explain why he was "corrupt", so dont expect much from this. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

Much like you can't explain how it took 9 years to convict a supposed criminal on an inflated and expired misdemeanor.

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.1.4  devangelical  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.1.3    2 weeks ago

5 years of being an untouchable candidate and POTUS and 4 years of stalling the legal process = 9 years.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1.5  JohnRussell  replied to  devangelical @4.1.4    2 weeks ago

the talk of the town

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Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.1.6  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  devangelical @4.1.4    2 weeks ago

So that's how you want to explain taking 9 years attempting (and failing) to convict a political opponent.  

5 years of being an untouchable candidate

So what made him "untouchable" and how does that differ from now?

POTUS and 4 years of stalling the legal process

Are you referring to the defense team using normal motions that can be expected in the lead up to a trial?  

 
 
 
JBB
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4.1.7  seeder  JBB  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.1.6    2 weeks ago

(and failing)? Not after yesterday. Trump is a convicted felon today!

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.1.8  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JBB @4.1.7    2 weeks ago

It's a misdemeanor with expired statute of limitations.  Not a big win when you consider the connections the "judge" has.  

But there is always the appeal process.

 
 
 
JBB
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4.1.9  seeder  JBB  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.1.8    2 weeks ago

No Jeremy, Trump now has 34 felony criminal convictions!

THIRTY FOUR!

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4    2 weeks ago

This is what happens when you have two lawyers on the jury. They get paid to convince people what to think. Should never happen. 

Can't wait to read/hear the interviews with the individual jurors................if they talk at all. I don't think they will and will probably, if names etc. are known, need some protection.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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4.2.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.2    2 weeks ago

Lol, now we need to change the constitution to remove lawyers rights to serve on juries?[]

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.2.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.2    2 weeks ago

I imagine the identities of the jurors will be kept quite or that they'll be permitted to talk about the case.  You know they can't have certain information put out there.  You know, Traitor Joe level of transparency must be kept at all times.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.2.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.2.2    2 weeks ago

I think they are going to find out a lot of things that were denied to be admitted in the case. 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.2.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.2.3    2 weeks ago

As George said in #5, they'll also find a lot that was admitted that had nothing to do with the case.  

 
 
 
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5  George    2 weeks ago

Thing that make you go hmmmmm.............

The state Court of Appeals found that the judge in the landmark  #MeToo trial  prejudiced Weinstein, the former film mogul, with improper rulings, including a decision to let women testify about allegations that weren’t part of the case.

Wonder how the appeals court will feel about Daniels testimony that had nothing to do with business records.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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5.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  George @5    2 weeks ago
Wonder how the appeals court will feel about Daniels testimony that had nothing to do with business records.

Exactly. This smells of the J6 committee NOT doing the originally shared charge of finding ways the day went wrong and making sure it doesn't happen again.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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5.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @5.1    2 weeks ago

And I'm expecting the same denial [] on this as they did for the J6 failure.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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5.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @5.1.1    2 weeks ago

[From the CoC:]

Labeling [and/or creative name-calling of entire political groups, ideological, religious, cultural, sexual identity / orientation, etc. groups (i.e. Rethuglicans, Libtards, etc), is forbidden.][]
 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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5.1.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @5.1.2    2 weeks ago

Thanks for clearing that up. So now we know that MAGA (entire political group.....ideological group) is off limits too.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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5.1.4  Sean Treacy  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @5.1.3    2 weeks ago
p. So now we know that MAGA (entire political group.....ideological group) is off limits too.

Lol.  

 
 
 
Snuffy
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5.2  Snuffy  replied to  George @5    2 weeks ago

He has other things to worry about before he can appeal this. Under New York law, appeals in criminal cases can only take place after sentencing. As Trump must meet with a probation officer for an interview and must admit his guilt to said probation officer and the probation officer writes a report with sentencing recommendations that the judge can use, one will have to wonder if Trump can keep his ego under check during that meeting. 

While I think the odds of imprisonment are low, you cannot count on anything in this circus.

 
 

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