Donald Trump Speaks After Being Found Guilty On All 34 Counts In Hush-Money Trial: ‘This Was A Disgrace’

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Donald Trump Speaks After Being Found Guilty On All 34 Counts In Hush-Money Trial: ‘This Was A Disgrace’

Sad news for MAGA supporters.

Today (May 30) Donald Trump was found guilty of all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to cover up hush money payments sent to porn star Stormy Daniels. The former president now faces up to four years in prison. Reportedly, a hung jury was expected by many, and Donald Trump and his team allegedly went from smiling to serious expressions when the jury announced the guilty verdict. It’s important to note that this marks the first time a former U.S. president has been convicted of a crime.

Stormy Daniels

For those in need of a refresher, amid the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly paid Stormy Daniels a total of $130,000 to stay hushed about her previous affair with The Apprentice host. Trump reportedly reimbursed Cohen for making the payments on his behalf but attempted to hide the charges by filing them under “legal expenses.” According to The Guardian,

“The prosecution alleged the falsifications were made to conceal Trump’s violation of New York state election law, which makes it a crime to promote the election of any person to office through unlawful means.”

Exiting the courtroom, Trump spoke to the press on the verdict and said,

“This was a disgrace. This was a rigged trial by a conflicted judge who was corrupt. It’s a rigged trial, a disgrace. They wouldn’t give us a venue change. We were at 5% or 6% in this district, in this area.”

He continued, referencing the upcoming presidential election,

“This was a rigged, disgraceful trial, but the real verdict is going to be Nov. 5 by the people, and they know what happened here, and everybody knows what happened here.”

“This was done by the Biden administration in order to hurt a politial opponent.” 

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel