Alvin Bragg Taunts Trump After Guilty Verdict

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( – On Thursday, following the jury’s verdict in the former President Donald Trump falsifying business records trial, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg commended the jurors for reaching the verdict based on “the evidence and the law.” 

In his 3 ½ minute remark, Bragg asserted that although the former President had been “unlike any other” defendant in the country’s history, the jury’s verdict was reached like it always had been, where jurors follow the facts and law “without fear or favor.

Bragg’s comment came 90 minutes after the jury returned with a unanimous verdict on all 34 counts relating to the falsification of business records.

In his remarks, the Manhattan DA thanked the jury and emphasized their efforts. 

Bragg noted that the jurors had “a fundamental civic duty,” adding that the jurors are a “cornerstone” of the U.S.’s judicial system, adding that everyone should be “thankful” for the attention the 12-person jury displayed in Trump’s trial and their care in examining the evidence and the law during the last several weeks. 

The Manhattan District Attorney highlighted how the 12 jurors had “vowed” to come to a conclusion based solely on the evidence and the law, highlighting that the jury’s deliberations resulted in the “unanimous conclusion beyond a reasonable doubt” that Trump was guilty of falsifying business records to cover up a hush money payment made to former adult film star before the 2016 Presidential election. 

Bragg noted that despite Trump being “unlike any other [defendant] in American history,” the legal system had arrived at the trial and the verdict in a way similar to “every other case” in the Manhattan courtroom. 

The Manhattan DA noted that the type of “white-collar prosecution” is fundamental to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. 

Bragg only went on to answer a few questions, defending himself against first opting not to bring the case to Trump, stating he had done his job, and declaring “the jury has spoken.”

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