Jurors review testimony as they weigh verdict in Trump hush money trial

Jurors review testimony as they weigh verdict in Trump hush money trial
Jurors review testimony as they weigh verdict in Trump hush money trial

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Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Former President Donald Trump speaks to press as the jury ends its first day of deliberations in the hush money trial filed against him by DA Bragg, in New York, May 29 2024. — Reuters pool pic

NEW YORK, May 30 — Jurors asked the judge overseeing Donald Trump’s hush money trial today to review testimony from prominent witnesses, to help them reach a verdict in the first criminal trial of a former US president.

Jurors also asked Justice Juan Merchan to repeat some of his guidance for considering the evidence presented at trial as they began their second day of deliberations in the historic case.

It was unclear when the 12 jurors would reach a verdict that could potentially upend Trump’s hopes of recapturing the White House from Democratic President Joe Biden as the Republican candidate in the Nov. 5 election.

Merchan re-read to the jurors roughly half the 55 pages of instructions he had read to them on Wednesday before they began deliberations.

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Jurors were then expected to hear court reporters recite testimony from two prominent witnesses, former Trump fixer Michael Cohen and former tabloid publisher David Pecker.

Merchan said he would provide jurors with a laptop, headphones and a speaker to review the testimony as well.

“We’ll be here it looks like a long time,” Trump told reporters outside the courtroom.

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A conviction will not prevent Trump from campaigning for the presidency. Nor will it prevent him from taking office if he wins.

New York prosecutors have charged Trump, 77, with falsifying business documents to try to cover up a hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels in the final weeks of the 2016 presidential election. Trump has pleaded not guilty and denies wrongdoing.

Jurors appeared to be taking a close look at the testimony given by Cohen, who paid the US$130,000 that ensured Daniels would not tell voters about her alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump. Trump denies ever having sex with Daniels.

Cohen also testified that he and Trump discussed a plan to reimburse him through monthly payments disguised as legal fees - the alleged conduct that spurred the criminal charges.

Trump’s lawyers have said Cohen’s testimony is unreliable, pointing to his criminal record and a history of lying. Merchan also told jurors they must scrutinize his testimony carefully because he was an accomplice to the acts he described.

Prosecutors have said emails and other evidence corroborate Cohen’s testimony.

They also were due to re-hear testimony from Pecker, the former publisher of the National Enquirer tabloid, who had told jurors he worked with Trump to suppress stories that might have hurt the businessman-turned-politician’s campaign.

Prosecutors from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office face the burden of proving Trump’s guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt,” the standard under US law.

Jurors must reach any verdict unanimously. If they cannot resolve their differences, Merchan can order a mistrial.

Opinion polls show Trump and Biden locked in a tight race. But Reuters/Ipsos polling has found that a guilty verdict could cost Trump support.

Trump faces up to four years in prison if found guilty, but those found guilty of the crime he is charged with are more often fined or given probation.

Trump faces three other criminal prosecutions, but they are not expected to go to trial before the November election. He has pleaded not guilty in all of them. — Reuters

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