Trump trial live updates: Trump found guilty on all 34 counts

This is not the end of Trump's legal challenges. His three other cases are currently bogged down by delays or appeals.

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Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2024 12:00AM GMT
President Trump convicted in hush money trial
Former President Donald Trump was convicted Thursday in his New York hush money trial.

NEW YORK -- A jury has found former President Donald Trump guilty on all 34 counts in the criminal trial in New York City, where he faced felony charges related to a 2016 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. It marks the first time in history that a former U.S. president has been found guilty on criminal charges.

Trump last April pleaded not guilty to a 34-count indictment charging him with falsifying business records in connection with a hush money payment his then-attorney Michael Cohen made to Daniels in order to boost his electoral prospects in the 2016 presidential election.

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May 30, 2024, 10:04 PM GMT

How Trump's guilty verdict will impact 2024 presidential election

Scandals have swirled around former President Donald Trump since his first presidential campaign in 2016. But now that he's officially a convicted felon, will that fact cut through the headlines and be a game-changer for the 2024 election?

According to FiveThirtyEight, Trump may lose some support, but the drop could be temporary.

Read the full story here.

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May 30, 2024, 10:08 PM GMT

Trump found guilty

Former President Trump has been found guilty on all counts in his historic criminal hush money case.

As the first former president charged with a criminal offense, Trump also now becomes the first former president to be convicted of a crime.

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May 30, 2024, 10:10 PM GMT

Congressional Republicans swiftly condemn verdict

Trump allies released a flurry of statements just minutes after the jury's decision in Donald Trump's hush money case was announced.

"The verdict in New York is a complete travesty that makes a mockery of our system of justice," Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican who is a potential vice president pick, posted on the social platform X.

House Speaker Mike Johnson, a Republican who is second in line to the presidency, in a statement called the trial "a purely political exercise, not a legal one." Johnson added: "President Trump will rightfully appeal this absurd verdict-and he WILL WIN!"

Ahead of the jury announcing a verdict, one Republican urged people to respect the legal process.

Larry Hogan, the former governor of Maryland who is now running for the Senate, wrote on X that "all leaders-regardless of party-must not pour fuel on the fire with more toxic partisanship. We must reaffirm what has made this nation great: the rule of law."

MORE REACTION 'Shameful': Republicans quickly come to Trump's defense after his conviction

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May 30, 2024, 9:45 PM GMT

Donald Trump calls hush money trial 'rigged' after being found guilty on all counts

Former President Donald Trump called the hush money trial "rigged" while speaking outside the courthouse Thursday just moments after learning he was found guilty on 34 counts.

"This was a disgrace," Trump told reporters. "This was a rigged trial by a conflicted judge who was corrupt. It's a rigged trial, a disgrace."

Donald Trump calls hush money trial 'rigged' after being found guilty
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May 30, 2024, 9:39 PM GMT

Trump departs, sentencing set for July 11

Sentencing has been set for July 11.

The Republican National Convention begins July 15 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Former President Donald Trump was released without bail.

Trump marched out of the courtroom, flinging his arms as he walked.

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May 30, 2024, 9:37 PM GMT

Judge thanks jurors for 'stressful' task

Judge Merchan thanked the jurors for their service after the verdict.

"I can see how involved, engaged and invested you were in this process," he said.

"You were engaged in a very stressful and difficult task. ... I want you to know I really admire your dedication, your hard work," Merchan said.

Trump sat motionless as the judge spoke to the jurors.

Merchan's last words to the jurors were, "You are excused with the gratitude of the court. Thank you."