Jury Finds Donald Trump Guilty on All 34 Charges in Stormy Daniels Case

Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to be convicted of a crime on Thursday after a New York jury found him guilty of falsifying documents to cover up a hush money payment to a porn actress before the 2016 election.

After two days of deliberation, the 12-member jury announced that they had found Trump guilty on all 34 charges he faced. A unanimous decision was required for the verdict.

Trump watched impassively as the jury members were polled to confirm the guilty verdict.

Judge Juan Merchan scheduled the sentencing for July 11, three days before the start of the Republican National Convention, where Trump is expected to receive the formal nomination for the presidency.

Merchan thanked the jurors for their service, saying, “No one can force you to do anything you don’t want to do. The choice is yours.”

The verdict plunges the United States into uncharted territory ahead of the November 5 presidential election, in which Trump will attempt to reclaim the White House from Democratic President Joe Biden.

Trump, 77, has denied any wrongdoing and is expected to appeal.

“This has been a disgrace. It was a weaponized trial by a corrupt and conflicted judge,” Trump told reporters. “The real verdict will be given by the people on November 5,” he asserted, adding, “I am a very innocent man.”

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Ignacio Teson
Ignacio Teson
Economist and Financial Analyst
Ignacio Teson is an Economist and Financial Analyst. He has more than 7 years of experience in emerging markets. He worked as an analyst and market operator at brokerage firms in Argentina and Spain.
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