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Donald Trump 1st American President Ever convicted of a Felony

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History was made Tuesday when former President Donald Trump was convicted of felony crimes in a New York court, making him the first American president to ever be convicted of a felony. The jury found Trump guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying official documents and other related charges. Now the world waits to see what Donald Trump’s sentence will be.

Juan M. Merchan set a sentencing date of July 11 and released Donald Trump on his own recognizance.

The charges against Mr. Trump stemmed from his efforts to cover up an affair that he had with pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels. While the affair came about a decade before the 2016 presidential election which Trump won, it was during that election period when Trump was faced with the prospect of having the affair revealed publicly.

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Donald Trump was convicted on charges that he falsified the records in order to hide the affair while paying people to ensure the story would not be revealed before the election. He was also charged with continuing with the payoffs and cover-up even after becoming President of the United States.

Donald Trump’s lawyers tried to argue that his actions had nothing to do with the election and that he merely wanted to keep his family from finding out about the affair.

The former President has consistently dismissed the charges as being politically motivated, even going so far as to call the trial rigged. He has even accused President Joe Biden of orchestrating the case.

Trump continued with this line after the verdict saying, “This was a rigged, disgraceful trial. The real verdict is going to be November 5, by the people, and they know what happened here and everybody knows what happened here.”

As expected, he also began to use the verdict as a campaign promotion saying, “I’m a very innocent man, and it’s okay, I’m fighting for our country. I’m fighting for our Constitution. Our whole country is being rigged right now.”

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said after the verdict, “Our job is to follow the facts without fear or favor, and that’s what we did here. I did my job. We did our jobs.”

“While this defendant may be unlike any other in American history,” he added referring to Donald Trump, “we arrived at this trial and ultimately today at this verdict in the same manner as every other case that comes through the courtroom doors.”

So, will Donald Trump go to jail? The political pundits are making bets now.



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