Trump to make comments after conviction in 'hush money trial'

Former President Donald Trump will address the press Friday morning at Trump Tower in New York he was convicted of 34 crimes Thursday in a case stemming from a “hush money” payment to an adult film star.

A jury of twelve New Yorkers deliberated for two days to reach the verdict, concluding that Trump had illegally falsified company records to hide a secret. Payment of $130,000 made in the days before the 2016 election against adult film star Stormy Daniels to silence her account of a sexual encounter with him. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has denied having sex with Daniels.

The historic verdict makes Trump the first former president to be convicted of a crime. His sentencing is scheduled for July 11, just four days before the Republican National Convention, where he is expected to officially become president. candidate of the party.

After the verdict was announced Thursday, Trump denounced it as a “disgrace” and declared himself “a very innocent man”.

“The real verdict will be pronounced by the people on November 5, and they know what happened here and everyone knows what happened here,” Trump told reporters.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said Trump falsified company records “to conceal a scheme to corrupt the 2016 election,” and he thanked the jury for their service.

“There are many voices. The only voice that matters is the voice of the jury, and the jury has spoken,” Bragg said this at a press conference after the verdict.

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