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Trump found guilty on all counts: Will he appeal?

Trump found guilty on all counts: Will he appeal?

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Donald Trump was found guilty on all charges related to falsifying business records in a Manhattan court on Thursday.

The jury convicted Trump on 34 felony counts stemming from a $130,000 payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Prosecutors argued that the payment was made to keep Daniels silent about an alleged 2006 encounter with Trump, with the intention of influencing the election outcome.

Trump’s sentencing is scheduled for July 11. Following the verdict, Trump announced plans to appeal the conviction.

His lead defense attorney, Todd Blanche, expressed confidence in winning on appeal and stated that the necessary paperwork would be filed promptly.

President Joe Biden commented on the verdict, emphasizing that it proves “no one is above the law.” He dismissed Trump’s claims that the trial was unjust, stating, “Donald Trump was given every opportunity to defend himself.”

The guilty verdict has dominated headlines worldwide, marking the first time a U.S. president has been convicted of criminal charges.

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Trump, speaking at Trump Tower, continued to attack President Biden, Judge Juan Merchan, and prosecutors, asserting that the trial was rigged.

The Trump campaign reported raising over $34.8 million following the verdict. Senior advisers Chris LaCivita and Susie Wiles stated, “President Trump is fighting to save our nation, and November 5th is the day Americans will deliver the real verdict.”

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan has called for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and prosecutor Matthew Colangelo to testify about Trump’s trial. A hearing is scheduled for June 13 to address what Jordan’s subcommittee describes as the “unprecedented political prosecution of President Trump.”

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, a key witness in the trial, expressed no surprise at the guilty verdicts.

He emphasized the case’s legitimacy and the need for accountability, despite the intense scrutiny and personal attacks he faced during the proceedings. The internet has exploded with reactions to the verdict, including jeers, outrage, and a flood of memes. Late night shows have also participated in the meme-sharing frenzy, while Trump supporters continue to stand by the former president and show their support online.

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