Trump Vows To Appeal Hush-Money Conviction

A former President of the United States, Donald Trump has pledged to appeal after a jury in New York found him guilty on all 34 charges of falsifying business records to hide a hush-money payment meant to silence porn star Stormy Daniels.

The 45th President of the US revealed this information on Friday during a press conference in the luxurious lobby of his iconic Trump Tower property in Manhattan.

He described his sentence as very “unfair.”.

The 77-year-old Republican, who is neck and neck with President Joe Biden in the 2024 White House race, confirmed he would appeal.

“We’re going to be appealing this scam,” he said.

Africa Today News, New York reports a jury found Trump guilty of hiding a hush money payment meant to silence porn star Stormy Daniels.

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Trump faces a potential prison sentence but is much more likely to receive probation.

Merchan set sentencing for July 11 — four days before the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, where Trump is due to receive the party’s formal nomination.

The development comes after CNN polls announced that he is beating President Joe Biden to maintain the lead.

President Biden, reacting to the conviction, urged voters not to elect Trump in the next presidential election.

Africa Today News, New York reports that an appeal could take months to complete and with the elections coming up in November, things could be quite dicey.

Should he win the presidency he will not be able to pardon himself, given that the case was not brought by the federal government but by the state of New York, where only the governor could clear his name.

Trump also faces federal and state charges of conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 election won by Biden, and for hoarding secret documents after leaving the White House.

Africa Today News, New York

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