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Franklin Graham Shredded On Social Media After Siding With Trump In Hush Money Trial

Evangelist Franklin Graham inserted himself right into the middle of former president Donald Trump’s current trial in New York by suggesting that every American should pray for the disgraced ex-head of state.

On Twitter, Graham posted, “Pray for former President [Trump]. His enemies want to do everything they can to destroy him, to put him in jail, or to drag out this trial to prevent him from campaigning. I’m not telling you to vote for him—I’m asking you to pray for him.”

That didn’t sit well with many on social media, and they let Graham know it.

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Alvin Bragg Has A ‘Very Compelling’ Piece Of Evidence To Destroy Trump’s Defense: Former Prosecutor

One of the main defenses that will be employed by attorneys for former president Donald Trump in his Manhattan hush money trial is to suggest that the disgraced ex-president had no idea his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, had paid off Stormy Daniels to buy her silence on the affair she allegedly had with Trump.

But that defense can easily be torn to shreds by District Attorney Alvin Bragg, according to former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann.

Weissmann was a guest on MSNBC yesterday, and he told host Ari Melber that all Bragg has to do is to lay out the evidence which shows there’s absolutely no way Trump couldn’t have known what Cohen was doing.

“I think here, one of the things that you’re going to hear about, is first, Donald Trump’s management style,” Weissmann explained. “We’re not talking about a person who is running Exxon, who had hundreds of thousands of people working for him. This is a small family business with somebody who is, I think by all accounts, very hands-on and very focused on the details.”

Also, Weismann noted, Trump wrote the checks in question.

“So you’re going to see checks that he signed, and I think that in itself is going to be very compelling evidence, because he reimbursed Michael Cohen for the hush money payments, is what you’re going to hear. But it wasn’t on a one to one basis. Because they had to say, oh, these are legal fees, that meant that Michael Cohen was going to have to pay taxes on them. So instead of reimbursing Michael Cohen $130,000, he had to true up the amount so that Michael Cohen would actually get the full $130,000. You wouldn’t need to do that if these were actually legal fees. This is not how this would work. So, and as you pointed out, there are a lot of prior inconsistent statements and you’ll hear from the prosecution about, look, if this was an innocent scheme, why is his story changing so much over time?”

Weissmann concluded, “So I think those are all of the kinds of things you’ll hear to undermine an exalted CEO, I didn’t know what David Pecker and Michael Cohen were doing at the ground level.”

Trump has no real defense for what he did regarding Daniels. He was desperate to keep the affair secret, knowing that if news of it broke in the midst of his 2016 bid for the White House, his chances of winning would be doomed.

But if it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Trump did indeed know about the payments, then he’s guilty not only of falsifying business records to hide his actions, but also of election interference, which could land him in a New York prison for several years.

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Donald Trump’s New York Trial Is Already Starting To Destroy His 2024 Campaign

As failed former president Donald Trump’s hush money trial continues to hang over him like a wet blanket, court proceedings are also “crippling” his bid for a second term in the White House, according to a report from the Daily Beast, which notes the trial has become a “giant time-suck” for the disgraced ex-head of state.

For example, on Tuesday Trump was scheduled to appear at a major fundraising event in Texas that was supposed to raise millions for 2024 GOP House candidates, but he had to cancel because he was in court all day.

Alex Conant, a GOP strategist and a top aide on Marco Rubio’s 2016 campaign, says Trump’s absence on the campaign trail could prove devasting for both him and Republicans who will be on the ticket in November.

“He could be raising six, seven figures pretty regularly at major-dollar events around the country at this point,” Conant said. “That’s literally what Biden is doing. So Trump’s fundraisers are probably frustrated that because he’s in New York, they can’t schedule that stuff.”

“The most valuable commodity in any campaign is the candidate’s time,” Conant added. “It’s the only thing you can’t get more of. And the fact that he’s going to have to spend weeks in the courtroom is time his campaign isn’t going to get back.”

For their part, members of Trump’s campaign insist that the New York trial will eventually backfire on Democrats and President Joe Biden, though their reasoning sounds like little more than wishful thinking, with one Trump campaign consultant remarking, “We’re only at day three now, and I think this is gonna have a backfiring effect on Democrats, I really do. They are interfering with Trump’s ability to get on his plane and go to Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia.”

And yet that so-called “interfering” is indeed keeping Trump off the campaign trail and unable to effectively raise desperately needed donations, where Biden already holds a commanding lead.

At the end of the day, Conant reiterates, time is the most precious thing any candidate has, and every day Trump spends in court puts him further behind the incumbent Biden.

Time is running out for Trump everywhere he looks as he’s finally having to confront the fact that he may be found guilty and sentenced to prison. Meanwhile, his 2024 campaign is stuck in neutral and starting to fade in both the polls and relevance.

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Legal Expert: Trump Has Already Turned Jurors Against Him With This One Action

Disgraced former president Donald Trump may have already turned jurors in his hush money trial against him and guaranteed they will find him guilty, according to a legal expert.

Appearing on MSNBC today, jury consultant David Henderson explained that while trials can be boring at times, falling asleep the way Trump reportedly did on Monday could seal his fate.

“People who show up for jury duty and stay, who don’t say ‘I can’t do this’ and look for the first opportunity to get out, what I found is when they show up, they’re wearing the nicest thing in their closet, thinking, ‘I made special arrangements to be here on time, I’m being polite, respectful, I’m making sure I’m paying attention,'” Henderson noted.

Henderson went on to add that jurors “don’t take kindly” to defendants who don’t take matters as seriously as they do.

“Now, I’ve seen lawyers fall asleep in court before. I’ve seen judges fall asleep in court before. I cannot recall a time I saw a defendant falling asleep in court before, because it is their life, and they got a lot on the line. What jurors are thinking is, ‘I’m staying awake; why isn’t this guy?’ It sends a very negative message that can directly affect the outcome of a trial.”

Asked about how attorneys choose jurors, Henderson said there’s a close. focus on each person’s body language, which can speak louder than what a prospective juror reveals verbally.

Here’s the video from MSNBC:

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‘Sleepy Donald’ Gets Trolled For Dozing Off During Monday Court Appearance

It’s being called “the nap seen around the world,” even though the vast majority of us didn’t actually see it.

Reports began trickling out Monday morning from a Manhattan courthouse where the first day of a historic criminal trial began with failed former president Donald Trump as the defendant, accused of paying hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels to keep an extramarital affair secret so as not to interfere with Trump’s 2016 bid for the White House.

Among the first who caught the disgraced ex-president nodding off was Maggie Haberman of the New York Times.

“Trump appears to be sleeping. His head keeps dropping down and his mouth goes slack,” Haberman wrote.

Minutes later, she added,  “Trump has apparently jolted back awake, noticing the notes his lawyer passed him several minutes ago.”

Photos taken before the judge entered the courtroom also showed a puffy-eyed Trump, seemingly lost in his own world.

As you can see from the hashtag, a new phrase began trending on social media, #SleepyDonald. And that set off a wave of mockery and trolling that reverberated for hours.