Major Questions Arise As Trump’s Case Comes To A Close

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( – This week there was an increase in questions relating to whether or not former President Donald Trump would put up a defense as the New York high-money trial is nearly coming to a close. 

Todd Blanche, an attorney for Trump, did not know whether or not Trump would be taking the stand in the case, which is something that in the past he had claimed he was going to do. Blanche continued by stating that as of Thursday his team was anticipating that some kind of decision would be reached. He proceeded to tell the judge that this was another decision that his team would need to make. 

The defense has not committed to calling up any witnesses as the trial is nearing a close, which could potentially mean that the jury might start deliberating as early as this week. Criminal defendants are not usually required to present their case in court as it is up to the government to prove that they are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. 

However, as Trump could potentially face jail time and a felony conviction, the decision he makes on whether or not he is going to be taking the stand could have important consequences. In the past Trump has always taken the opportunity to talk for himself rather than allowing others to do it for him. 

Prosecutors have brought in 20 witnesses in an attempt to prove to jurors that Trump is guilty of the 34 counts of falsifying business records against him, which are related to a hush money payment made on his behalf by his former fixer Michael Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels for $130,000.

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