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The jury has a verdict in Donald Trump’s historic prison trial.

Deliberations started late on Wednesday morning and continued on Thursday after the jury re-heard some testimony and a portion of the jury directions.

Just earlier than Judge Juan Merchan was going to dismiss the jury for the day, at 4:30pm, they notified the court docket they’d returned a verdict.

They are anticipated to complete filling out types inside half-hour.

Over 5 weeks, the jury of 12 New York residents heard from 22 witnesses together with Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, grownup movie star Stormy Daniels, former aide Hope Hicks and extra.

Prosecutors methodically laid out the chronology of the case over a virtually five-hour tackle throughout closing arguments. They tied key items of “smoking gun” proof collectively, reminding the jury the choice was not about Cohen.

Defense lawyer Todd Blanche hammed Cohen’s credibility, labeling him the GLOAT” (or “Greatest Liar Of All Time”)

Trump stands accused of falsifying 34 enterprise data to hide a $130,000 cost made to Daniels in October 2016 to make sure her silence a couple of sexual encounter she alleges she had with him a decade earlier.

Mr Trump denies each the affair and the costs.

Alex Woodward is masking the trial for The Independent reside from court docket.

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Judge and jury returning to courtroom

Judge Juan Merchan and the jurors are actually returning to the courtroom.

Mike Bedigan30 May 2024 22:02

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A White House official tells The Independent that President Biden has no plans to difficulty any response to the decision as of now.

Jurors deliberated for round 9 and a half hours (permitting for lunch breaks) earlier than reaching their resolution.

Deliberations started at 11:30am yesterday and ended at 4pm.

They began once more this morning at 11:15am, and a notice indicating a verdict was reached was signed at 4:20pm.

Mike Bedigan30 May 2024 22:00

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Court observers instructed to ‘keep outbursts to a minimum’

Court staff are aware that, whichever way this goes, there’s going to be a powerful response.

People contained in the courtroom have simply been instructed be court docket officers inform us to “keep the outbursts to a minimum” and stay in our seats.

Verdict coming imminently…

Alex Woodward30 May 2024 21:52

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Trump sat arms folded forward of verdict

As the world prepares to listen to the historic information, issues appear are tense contained in the courtroom.

The Independent’s Alex Woodward experiences that the previous president is sitting on the protection desk together with his arms folded.

His protection attorneys staring straight forward.

Alex Woodward30 May 2024 21:48

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Verdict reached in Donald Trump’s historic prison trial

The jury has reached a verdict.

Judge Merchan obtained a not that was signed at 4.20pm, notifying him that the 12 jurors had reached a call.

Mike Bedigan30 May 2024 21:41

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Pretty certain issues weren’t so rosy 4 years in the past…

Oliver O’Connell30 May 2024 21:30

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Trump is in the very best temper I’ve ever seen him throughout this trial. He was virtually laughing.

Sure, lengthy deliberations may imply excellent news for the defendant, however there are 34 counts right here, and 12 individuals deciding them, in order that’s 408 selections.

They additionally should all unanimously agree on the two-part nature of the felony cost, in order that’s… 816 selections.

Alex Woodward30 May 2024 21:28

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Judge excuses jury for day

Judge Juan Merchan is on the bench and says he’s excusing the jury at 4.30pm.

There have been no additional notes from them they usually have now been deliberating for greater than 9 hours plus two hours rehearing proof.

Trump instantly swatted Todd Blanche’s arm as if he was like “what?” then Blanche whispered in his ear.

Then Blanche jumped as much as speak to ADA Joshua Steinglass. Trump turned to Emil Bove. Blanche is again whispering to Trump, then Trump stated one thing that made him launch himself to the facet to chuckle.

We haven’t any verdict at the moment and deliberations will resume tomorrow morning.

Alex Woodward30 May 2024 21:17

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John Bowden experiences from Washington, DC:

Oliver O’Connell30 May 2024 21:15

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Trump walked into the courtroom at 4:12 pm. Pooler shouted to him within the corridor: “Mr. Trump are you nervous about a verdict?”

Trump briefly stopped, turned to the cameras and stated: “I want to campaign.”

Oliver O’Connell30 May 2024 21:14

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-trial-verdict-live-updates-b2554175.html