Historic Event Next Week

(StraightShooterNews.com) – Next week will mark our country forever, as the jury in Donald Trump’s hush money witch hunt will render a verdict in the first-ever criminal trial involving a former President of the United States of America.

Trump’s defense team recently concluded their arguments, with the former president choosing not to testify.

Todd Blanche, Trump’s defense lawyer, wrapped up his case following the testimony from Robert Costello, a former attorney to key witness and disbarred former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

Although final arguments are slated for next Tuesday, a charging conference recently took place. While exiting the courtroom, Trump remained silent when asked about his decision not to testify.

Outside the court, Trump sharply criticized Judge Juan Merchan’s trial management and Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against him.

The former president has consistently called the criminal cases against him politically motivated attempts to interfere with the upcoming elections.

Trump is up against 34 charges related to falsifying business records linked to reimbursements made to Cohen after he paid adult film actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 to remain silent before the 2016 presidential election.

Daniels claims she and Trump had an extramarital affair, which Trump denies. She testified earlier in the trial and provided explicit details of her alleged sexual encounter with Trump despite being irrelevant to the criminal charges. Trump has pleaded not guilty to any the charges.

Costello testified that Cohen had previously informed him that Trump was unaware of Cohen’s payment to Daniels.

Cohen, a convicted felon himself, previously pleaded guilty to perjury and several financial crimes. During his testimony, Cohen confessed to stealing from Trump and the defense scrutinized Cohen over his criminal past and anti-Trump remarks.

The prosecution is trying to depict the payment to Daniels as part of a wider conspiracy to sway the 2016 presidential election rather than solely focusing on the business-records charges.

Former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker testified at the start of the trial to describe his publication’s agreement to assist the Trump campaign in suppressing negative stories during the 2016 election cycle.

Showcasing the partisanship of the trial, Bragg is an elected Democrat who is prosecuting Trump on felony charges for allegedly hiding underlying campaign-finance crimes by falsifying business records.

Meanwhile, Judge Merchan has Democratic ties since he has donated to Joe Biden and his daughter is a Democratic strategist.

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