Trump trial, the prosecution closes its indictment after six hours: “Overwhelming evidence, he must be convicted” | EUROtoday

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After six hours, prosecutor Joshua Steinglass concluded his arguments in opposition to Donald Trump within the ongoing trial in New York over funds to porn star Stormy Daniels. It was Judge Juan Merchan who gave the prosecutors the restrict of 8pm native time, 2am in Italy.

Thus, after virtually six hours, the prosecutor Joshua Steinglass concluded his indictment, the final act of the trial part of the trial in opposition to Donald Trump for the unlawful fee to the porn star Stormy Daniels. “You have to put aside the distractions, the press, the politics, the noise. Focus on the evidence and the logical inference that can be drawn from that evidence,” Steinglass instructed the jury. “Use common sense and follow the judge's legal instructions. In the interest of justice and on behalf of the people of New York State, I ask you to find the defendant guilty,” concluded the prosecutor.

The prosecutor's accusations

The indictment sought to exhibit that the tycoon was “the instigator” behind the unlawful actions of his lawyer Michael Cohen by evaluating him to a “husband who hires a hitman to kill his wife”. “No one is saying that the defendant actually went to the computer and typed the fake invoices, but he set in motion a chain of events that led to the falsification of the documents,” the prosecutor stated.

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Steinglass: «Overwhelming proof»

“The evidence is overwhelming,” concluded Steinglass, underlining that “despite Trump being a former president, the law applies to him too.” In the subsequent few hours, within the early afternoon in Italy on Wednesday 29 May, Judge Merchan will instruct the jury who will then retire to deliberate. The ruling is anticipated by the weekend, however many analysts have warned that the jury could not attain a verdict.

The process of the jurors

Twelve jurors are known as to determine on the guilt or not guilt of the previous president, accused of getting falsified his firm's accounting to pay Daniels, by way of his former lawyer Michael Cohen, to purchase her silence, on the eve of the 2016 elections, on an alleged previous sexual relationship.