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‘The Jury Has Spoken’: Manhattan D.A. Speaks After Trump Guilty Verdict

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The article discusses the criminal case brought against former U.S. President Donald Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg. It covers the background of the investigation, the criticisms Bragg faced, and the outcome of the trial where Trump was found guilty on all 34 counts.

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[01] "The Jury Has Spoken": Manhattan D.A. Speaks After Trump Guilty Verdict

1. What were the key points made by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg after the guilty verdict against Trump?

  • Bragg stated that he and his office "did their job" and that the only voice that matters is the voice of the jury, which has spoken.
  • Bragg declined to respond to Trump's criticisms of him and his office, and remained calm and steady throughout the trial despite the high stakes.
  • Bragg brought the case against Trump, charging him with the crime of falsifying business records, as part of his goal to apply the same approach to prosecuting the rich and powerful as he would to anyone else.

2. How did Bragg's background and approach differ from Trump's?

  • Bragg is a Harvard-trained prosecutor who often avoids the media spotlight, in contrast to Trump who is a reality-TV star turned Republican former president who craves and shapes the media spotlight.
  • Bragg grew up in Harlem and has a commitment to public service, while Trump is a wealthy businessman-turned-politician.

[02] Trump Guilty on All Counts in Hush-Money Case

1. What were the key details of Trump's conviction?

  • Trump was found guilty on all 34 counts, with the jury determining that he had coordinated an unlawful conspiracy to win the White House in 2016 and had falsified records to cover up his scheme.
  • The sentencing for Trump is scheduled for July.

2. How did others react to Trump's conviction?

  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. echoed Trump's claims that the Manhattan case was politically motivated.
  • The Biden administration's team aimed to exploit Trump's conviction, though they remained hopeful yet cautious in their approach.
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