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After Hunter Biden Conviction Comes the Political Fallout

Biden preps for attacks that he's not a good father, while a Trump talking point is weakened

(Newser) - Tuesday saw the conviction of Hunter Biden on federal gun charges. With Wednesday comes a whole slew of assessments about what just happened and how it might play out going forward. Some highlights:
  • Biden strategy: Politico Playbook reports that President Biden's team is prepping for him to be labeled
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Trump's Probation Interview Is Monday, on Zoom

Meeting is the next step in sentencing process

(Newser) - Donald Trump's interview with a New York City probation officer is scheduled to take place over Zoom on Monday. It's the next step in the sentencing process after the former president was convicted of 34 felonies in a hush-money case last month. Trump will sit for the interview...

Merchan: Facebook Post Said Jury Would Convict Trump

Judge tells both sides but requests no action

(Newser) - Judge Juan Merchan, who's handling the New York trial in which Donald Trump was convicted of 34 felony counts, has informed both sides in the case that someone claimed to know the verdict before it was announced in court. Merchan wrote prosecutors and defense lawyers on Friday that a...

Next on NYPD's Radar: Trump's Gun License

Felons in New York, Florida can't possess firearms; NYPD reportedly seeking to revoke Trump's license

(Newser) - As a convicted felon, Donald Trump is no longer legally allowed to own a firearm, under both federal law and state law in New York and Florida. Now, the NYPD is reportedly looking to lock that down. A senior police official tells CNN that the police department is getting ready...

Prosecutors Argue Against Lifting Trump Gag Order

His lawyers call for 'unrestrained campaign advocacy' now that trial has concluded

(Newser) - Prosecutors don't want the judge in Donald Trump's hush-money trial to lift what the former president calls a "nasty gag order." In a letter to Judge Juan Merchan made public on Wednesday, prosecutor Matthew Colangelo argued that the restrictions should remain in place "at least...

One in 10 Republicans Less Likely to Vote for Trump

New poll finds some dissatisfaction after former president's guilty verdicts

(Newser) - All eyes are on Republican voters after Donald Trump was found guilty this week of 34 felony charges related to his hush-money trial . According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll , the bloom is coming off the rose for some on the former president. In the survey of 2,500-plus adults nationwide...

Johnson: Supreme Court Will 'Set This Straight'

McConnell also rips verdict but leaves justices out of it

(Newser) - House Speaker Mike Johnson, who slammed Donald Trump's conviction on Thursday as political , has a fix in mind. "I do believe the Supreme Court should step in," the Republican said Friday on Fox News. "I think they'll set this straight but it's going to...

Trump Aide to Hogan: 'You Just Ended Your Campaign'

Chris LaCivita slams Republican Senate candidate for saying, 'Respect the verdict'

(Newser) - For allies of Donald Trump, "respect the verdict" appears to be the new "Biden won the election." After Trump was found guilty of 34 felonies on Thursday, a senior Trump adviser quickly went after former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on that front, Axios reports.
  • "Regardless of
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Trump Blasts Judge in Trump Tower Press Conference

He says his trial was 'very unfair,' confirms he will be 'appealing this scam'

(Newser) - A little under nine years after he came down the escalator at Trump Tower to announce his successful candidacy for president, Donald Trump spoke in the building's atrium again on Friday. His remarks were wide-ranging in the 33-minute press conference , but his main focus was what he called his...

How Trump's Lawyers Got It Wrong
How Trump's Lawyers
'Lost a Winnable Case'
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How Trump's Lawyers 'Lost a Winnable Case'

Former federal prosecutor says 'deny everything' approach backfired

(Newser) - Donald Trump is now a convicted felon , but his hush-money trial in New York could have ended differently if his lawyers hadn't blown it, according to former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti. "The prosecution's case had flaws that couldn't be wallpapered over" and with a better defense...

What the Editorials Are Saying About Trump
What the Editorials
Are Saying About Trump
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What the Editorials Are Saying About Trump

An 'extraordinarily strange and sad day for America'

(Newser) - A look at how some of the larger American newspapers were assessing Donald Trump's conviction on their editorial pages:
  • Wall Street Journal: Its editorial suggests the "nation might soon regret this rough turn." The editorial predicts that "many voters will digest all of this and conclude
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Here's What Trump Could Be Sentenced To
Here's What Trump
Could Be Sentenced To
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Here's What Trump Could Be Sentenced To

Experts think prison is unlikely, but probation or home confinement are possibilities

(Newser) - Donald Trump may be the first former president ever to be convicted as a felon , but experts don't seem to think it's too likely he'll be spending any time behind bars when he's sentenced July 11. As CBS News reports in its explainer, Trump could receive...

Eager Donors Crashed Trump Fundraising Page: Campaign

Former president could raise millions off his guilty verdict

(Newser) - Donald Trump and his allies used the former president's historic conviction on 34 felony counts as an opportunity to remind followers to vote for him in November—and, at least according to the campaign, his followers do indeed seem to be rallying to his side. The Trump campaign's...

Trump After Conviction: 'Real Verdict' Is the Election

Former president remains defiant

(Newser) - Donald Trump remained as defiant as ever after his historic conviction on Thursday, pronouncing himself "a very innocent man" who was railroaded by an unfair trial.
  • "This was a rigged, disgraceful trial," he said outside the courtroom, reports the Hill . "The real verdict is going to
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What's Next in the Trump Case
Next for Trump: Sentencing

Next for Trump: Sentencing

Judge could impose probation or prison time

(Newser) - The jury in Donald Trump's hush-money trial has been dismissed, and the case moves to the next phase. Because the crimes are nonviolent, experts say Trump is unlikely to be detained before sentencing. Here's what's ahead:
  • Sentencing: Judge Juan Merchan scheduled Trump's sentencing for 10am July
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Trump Guilty of 34 Felonies, a First for a US President

New York jury returns guilty verdicts on all charges

(Newser) - A Manhattan jury has found Donald Trump guilty of all 34 counts he was charged with in his hush-money trial, making him the first onetime president to become a felon. Trump sat expressionless and slack at the defense table, the New York Times reports, as he heard "guilty" read...

Jury Has a Verdict in Trump's Hush Money Trial

Former president faces 34 counts in criminal case

(Newser) - The jury in Donald Trump's hush money trial reached a verdict on Thursday afternoon, signaling a highly anticipated culmination of the first criminal case against a former American president, the AP reports. The verdict from the 12-person jury is expected to be delivered soon in the Manhattan courtroom where...

Trump Jurors Ask to Rehear Pecker, Cohen Testimony

They also want to hear legal instructions again

(Newser) - The first day of the jury's deliberations in the first-ever criminal trial of a former US president ended without a verdict Wednesday. The New York jurors were dismissed just after 4pm, with Judge Juan Merchan asking them not to discuss the hush-money case with anyone, NBC News reports. He...

Trump: 'Mother Teresa Could Not Beat the Charges'

Judge says Trump has to stay in courthouse while jury is deliberating in hush-money trial

(Newser) - Judge Juan Merchan gave jurors an hour and 10 minutes of instructions before they began deliberations in Donald Trump's hush-money trial Wednesday morning—and the former president did not sound optimistic afterward. "Mother Teresa could not beat these charges," he told reporters outside the Manhattan courtroom. "...

Prosecutor Wraps Up Closing Argument in Trump Trial

'This case, at its core, is about a conspiracy and a cover-up'

(Newser) - After defense attorney Todd Blanche delivered his closing argument in Donald Trump's hush-money trial Tuesday, focusing on Michael Cohen's dishonesty, it was the turn of the prosecution. Prosecutor Joshua Steinglass reminded jurors that Cohen—slammed by Blanche as the "MVP of liars"—was not the one...

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