Thursday, May 30, 2024

That Was Quick

We should all be thankful for the careful attention that this jury paid to the evidence and the law, and their time and commitment over these past several weeks.

Twelve everyday New Yorkers, and of course our alternates, heard testimony from 22 witnesses, including former and current employees of the defendant, media executives, book publishers, custodians of records and others.  They reviewed call logs, text messages and emails.  They heard recordings.  They saw checks and invoices, bank statements and calendar appointments.

Their deliberations led them to a unanimous conclusion beyond a reasonable doubt.

While this defendant may be unlike any other in American history, we arrived at this trial -- and ultimately today at this verdict -- in the same manner as every other case that comes through the courtroom doors: by following the facts and the law, and doing so without fear or favor.

-- Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, at a news conference following former president Trump's conviction on 34 felony charges, 30 May 2024

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