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    “Trump Makes History as First Former US President Convicted of Criminal Charges”

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    Donald Trump Convicted in Hush Money Trial: First Ex-US President to Face Criminal Conviction

    In a historic verdict, former US President Donald Trump has been found guilty on all charges in his hush money case, marking the first time a former US president has been criminally convicted. The New York jury unanimously convicted Trump on 34 counts of falsifying business records to conceal payments intended to silence adult film star Stormy Daniels.

    The trial, which captivated national attention, revealed details of a $130,000 payment made by Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, to Daniels just before the 2016 election. Prosecutors argued that this payment was part of a broader scheme to prevent voters from learning about Trump’s alleged extramarital affair with Daniels, which could have had significant consequences for his presidential campaign.

    Despite the convictions, Trump remains defiant, asserting his innocence and labeling the trial as “rigged” and a “disgrace.” He emphasized that the true verdict will come from the voters, indicating his intention to continue his political ambitions, including a potential run for the presidency in the upcoming elections.

    President Joe Biden’s campaign responded to the verdict, stating that it reaffirms the principle that no one is above the law. The trial’s conclusion, according to Biden’s campaign, highlights the ongoing threat Trump poses to the country’s democratic institutions.

    The sentencing for Trump is scheduled for July 11, just days before the Republican National Convention, where he is expected to receive the party’s formal nomination. While facing the possibility of up to four years in prison for each count, legal experts suggest that Trump is more likely to receive probation given his status as a first-time convict.

    The trial’s outcome adds to Trump’s legal challenges, including federal and state charges related to election interference and document retention after leaving office. These additional trials, focusing on more serious allegations, are not expected to commence before the upcoming presidential election.

    Despite the convictions and looming legal battles, Trump’s political influence remains potent, with analysts noting that the impact of the trial on voter sentiment, particularly in crucial swing states, could be significant in tight races. An appeal is anticipated but could extend over several months, shaping the trajectory of Trump’s legal and political future.

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