When does the trial against Donald Trump end – Telemundo New York (47)

When does the trial against Donald Trump end – Telemundo New York (47)
When does the trial against Donald Trump end – Telemundo New York (47)

NEW YORK – The criminal trial against former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) reaches its conclusion this week with the final arguments of the parties, which will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, after six weeks during which twenty-two witnesses have taken the stand. .

The closing arguments are the last opportunity, both for the Prosecutor’s Office and the defense, to convince the twelve people on the jury that there are sufficient arguments to declare the current candidate for the Republican elections “guilty” or if he is considered “not guilty” .

Trump is accused in this trial of 34 serious crimes of falsifying business records and, if convicted, could be sentenced to sentences ranging from probation to four years in prison.

This week, the lawyers in charge of the cases will summarize the highlights that have been said in recent weeks, in which twenty witnesses summoned by the prosecution and two from the defense have paraded on the stand.

The felony charges against Trump stem from payments to Michael Cohen, who was the mogul’s lawyer and right-hand man, to reimburse Cohen’s payment to porn star Stormy Daniels as a legal expense.

Both Cohen and Daniels had their moment of glory in Manhattan Criminal Court, even if their relevance to the trial was very uneven.

Daniels detailed in detail how she had a sexual relationship in a luxurious Nevada hotel with Trump in 2006, but the lurid details of her testimony did not add any compelling argument about the real crime, which was not Trump’s adultery, but irregular payment for his silence.

While Cohen, once the tycoon’s right-hand man and now facing him, said that when there were a few days left before the 2016 elections he paid $130,000 to Daniels and was later reimbursed by the tycoon.

The defense has dedicated itself to questioning Cohen’s credibility and honesty, his changes of opinion, his lies – recognized by himself -, his work as a media manipulator and his role even in the theft of money from his employer. .

After closing arguments, the jury must unanimously agree on the verdict.

It will be enough for just one of the twelve members of the jury to disagree for Merchan to order the twelve members to continue deliberating until reaching a decision.

If jurors continue to fail to reach a consensus, Merchan could be forced to declare a mistrial, which happens when a trial ends without a joint verdict having been reached.

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