Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer says there is ‘zero’ chance he will be acquitted in hush money trial | Mirror online

The jury in Donald Trump’s hush money trial in New York is expected to continue deliberations today after the former president’s ex-lawyer said there is ‘zero’ chance of acquittal

Trump’s hush money trial marks the first of his four criminal cases(POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer has claimed there is ‘zero’ the chance he will be acquitted in his hush money trial.

The jury began deliberating on Wednesday, following instructions from the judge on the legal parameters of the case and what they can take into account when determining the former president’s guilt or innocence. This comes after Tuesday’s closing arguments, where prosecutor Joshua Steinglass accused Trump of deliberately misleading voters by allegedly engaging in a “catch-and-kill” scheme to suppress stories that compromised his 2016 presidential campaign can bring.

In contrast, the defense attacked the credibility of key witness Michael Cohen, with Todd Blanche labeling the ex-president’s former lawyer “the biggest liar of all time” and urging jurors to quickly acquit his client. Trump, who faces 34 felony counts of falsifying corporate records — charges that carry a maximum penalty of four years in prison — has denied all charges and pleaded not guilty.

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The jury deliberates on their verdict(Getty images)

Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb, who represented Trump during the Mueller investigation, told The Daily Beast that the chances of an acquittal are “zero to zero,” while the chance of a hung jury is “real” but “not likely.” However, he noted that it remains uncertain whether Blanche will remain part of Trump’s legal team.

Last year, Cobb blasted Trump’s defense in the federal case for mishandling classified documents and refusing to return them after his presidency. Trump lashed out at Truth Social, saying, “Ty Cobb is a disgruntled former attorney, who represented me long ago, and knows absolutely nothing about the Boxes Hoax being perpetrated against me.

“His words are angry, nasty and defamatory, just because I didn’t continue to use (and pay) him, and for good reason.” In the meantime, legal experts are weighing the outcome of Trump’s trial, with some suggesting he could face jail time.

Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb said the chances of an acquittal are “zero to zero.”(Denver Post via Getty Images)

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In an exclusive interview with the Mirror, Syracuse University law professor Gregory Germain gave his thoughts on the likely outcome of Trump’s trial. He noted, “I think the prosecutor and the judge are fully invested in obtaining a conviction. I think the judge will gloss over the legal issues in the jury instructions to allow a conviction by defining the legal issue around the propriety of paying hush money rather than the legality of paying hush money and how that plays out relates to the cost of the document.

“I doubt there are any Trump supporters on the jury, and I think they are probably very offended by Trump’s behavior inside and outside the courtroom, and by the unethical behavior. mistrial, and although it is a deeply flawed case, I predict the jury will convict him.”

Trump with lawyers Todd Blanche and Emil Bove in court(POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

But Professor Germain believes Trump will not go to prison, he explained: “Because it would be so outrageous to sentence Trump to prison for a first non-violent Class E crime, and this would create a constitutional crisis and Due to the judge’s bias, I believe the judge will sentence him to probation.”

“Ultimately, I think the verdict will be overturned on appeal. If the judge sentences Trump to prison, the courts will intervene quickly. If Trump is not sentenced to prison, the appeal will take a long time and be reversed after the election. .”

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