Trump's attorney reveals what they were thinking as they were awaiting the verdict

 June 1, 2024

One of former President Donald Trump's attorneys just revealed what it is that he and his colleagues were thinking as they were waiting for the jury to come back with a verdict. 

According to Attorney Todd Blanche, they were all "expecting" a guilty verdict.

Blanche, according to the New York Postmade the revelation during an appearance on the Today show on Friday.

There, he discussed the guilty verdict that a New York City jury imposed on Trump in the so-called hush-money case.

"This is a verdict we were expecting"

According to Blanche, the guilty verdict was no surprise to anyone, given the circumstances of the case.

"This is a verdict we were expecting," he said, adding, "We didn’t think we’d get a fair shake in Manhattan and we didn’t."

Blanche said that Trump's legal team is now going to appeal the decision and that he expects that they are "going to win on appeal.

Blanche was also asked about the possibility of Trump receiving prison time for his conviction. The lawyer said that, in his view, it is something that cannot be ruled out.

He said:

I don’t know what DA [Alvin] Bragg is going to do in the run-up to the sentencing in July. I would hope not. Under the guidelines and the rules of the court of what would normally happen, President Trump would not face a day in prison. Putting aside the fact he was president of the US, the conduct we’re talking about is seven to nine years old. He’s a husband, a grandfather, he should not go to prison. I don’t know what the district attorney is going to do. We’re going to fight.


The jury found Trump guilty on all 34 counts related to Trump's alleged payment of "hush money" to an adult film star with whom he allegedly had an affair.

The trial, though, is said by legal experts to be riddled with errors, meaning that it is expected to be overturned on appeal - at some point. Some experts believe that the case might not be overturned until it reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, because New York Courts may be unwilling to give Trump a fair shake.

The big question is whether Trump can get the case overturned before the 2024 election, and this seems unlikely. This means that President Joe Biden and the Democrats will get their wish, namely, to be able to refer to Trump as a "convicted felon" while campaigning.

The signs suggest, however, that this might not turn out in the Democrats' favor.

Trump, in the 24 hours since the guilty verdict, is said to have raked in over $50 million in fundraising. His support appears to be stronger than ever.

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