Democrats Succeed At Bringing Down Trump

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( – On Thursday afternoon, former President Donald Trump was found guilty of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, a decision that means Trump has become the first-ever former U.S. President to be convicted of a crime.

Trump pleaded not guilty to all counts. However, the 12-person jury concluded that the former President was guilty of all 34 counts, which each carry a maximum four-year prison sentence. That means, if sentenced to the maximum term on each count, Trump would face a 136-year prison sentence.

The jury reached its decision following its two-day deliberations, which concluded with Judge Juan Merchan inviting the jury to read its verdict in the courtroom.

Sentencing in the case is scheduled to take place on July 11 at 10 a.m., four days before the Republican National Convention commences, where Trump is likely to emerge as the GOP’s Presidential nominee. The convention will take place in Milwaukee from July 15 to July 18.

However, Thursday’s verdict doesn’t prevent the former President from running for President again.

Trump has indicated his disapproval of the trial and verdict, stating to reporters in a hallway outside the courtroom that the verdict was a “disgrace” and proclaiming that the trial was “rigged… by a conflicted judge,” noting that Republican support in the district was only five or six percent. 

Trump concluded by reiterating his innocence. The former President declared that he is a “very innocent man” and was fighting for the U.S. and the United States Constitution, all while the “whole country” was being rigged.

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