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Experts: Trump’s felony conviction is historic, with potential ramifications for US

Experts: Trump’s felony conviction is historic, with potential ramifications for US
Former President Donald Trump was found guilty on all 34 felony counts by a Manhattan jury for falsifying business records related to hush money payments during the 2016 campaign, marking the first criminal conviction of a former president and sparking varied reactions from political and legal experts.

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Former President Donald Trump has been found guilty on all 34 felony counts by a Manhattan jury. This marks the first time in American history that a current or former president has been convicted on criminal charges. Trump has claimed that the trial was rigged and disgraceful, and that it was a scheme by a political opponent to hurt his election prospects. The case concerned a $130,000 hush money payment made by Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels. Despite Trump's conviction being historic, experts are unsure of the impact it will have on the upcoming presidential election. Trump's sentencing is scheduled for July 11, a date after the first scheduled debate between Trump and President Joe Biden, and four days prior to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.

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