Comey Says Trump Conviction Guaranteed?

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( – On Wednesday, former FBI Director James Comey suggested there could be an “overwhelming chance” that former President Donald Trump would be convicted in the hush money prosecution that is winding down.

In an interview with Dan Abrams of NewsNation, Comey claimed, “There’s an overwhelming chance of a conviction,” adding that there was a “much smaller chance” of a hung jury, but said there was “zero chance” Trump would be acquitted.

Trump is on trial for allegedly falsifying business documents to attempt to conceal a $130,000 hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election to maintain her silence about an alleged sexual encounter the pair had in 2006.

On Monday, the prosecution rested, and the former President’s legal team put up a brief defense.

Next week, the jury begins deliberations following the closing statements.

Prosecutors argued that Trump knowingly falsified paperwork to hide the payments and prevent the scandal from hurting his election chances, relying heavily on testimony from Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney.

Comey also used the interview to backtrack a prior recommendation he made that President Joe Biden pardon Trump. Instead, he claimed that the unprecedented trial against Trump is justified, considering the criminal allegations and the former President’s perceived role in the January 6, 2021 Capitol attack.

Although Comey has been a registered Republican for most of his adult life, he revealed during the interview that he’d be voting for Biden in November, stating that he knows “what’s at stake.”

On Tuesday, in an interview on MSNBC, Comey criticized Trump for “coming for” the Justice Department, stating that the former President “knows” the Department’s “power” and believes Trump “regrets that he didn’t… corrupt [the DOJ] last time.”

Comey claimed that’s why Trump was “coming for them.”

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