Trump Found Guilty?

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( – According to Anthony Scaramucci, former Trump White House communications director, the former President is mentally preparing himself for a guilty plea in the hush money trial in Manhattan.

In an appearance on NewsNation on Wednesday, Scaramucci noted he was “pretty confident” that former President Donald Trump’s lawyers had advised him that given Judge Juan Merchan’s instruction to the jury, it was unlikely they wouldn’t return “with some guilty plea on several of those 34 counts.”

Scaramucci was commenting on remarks Trump made while fuming outside the courtroom on Wednesday. At the time, Trump claimed that not even “Mother Teresa could beat these charges” before lamenting that the “charges are rigged” and repeating his claim that the entire trial is “rigged.” 

Scaramucci noted that Trump’s statement showed the former President was “preparing his base” in addition to the mental preparation he was undertaking “for a potentially guilty plea.” 

 The former White House communications director added that if Trump got off he’d be “better than Mother Teresa.” 

Wednesday’s comments come as the 12-person jury began its deliberation into the former President’s first criminal case earlier that morning. 

By Wednesday afternoon, the jury had requested to look over crucial pieces of testimony four times and wanted to rehear Judge Merchan’s instructions. 

Scaramucci also suggested the former President is “bummed out” considering his gestures while speaking to reporters outside the courthouse. 

The former Trump White House official stated that the “accordion move” Trump did with his hands is “a nervous tic of his,” adding that when the former President is upset, he resorts to the maneuver, making a “tell that he’s bummed out.” 

Trump faces 34 felony charges relating to a $130,000 hush money payment his former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had a sexual encounter with the former President in 2006. The money was paid for Daniels’ silence in 2016 when Trump was running for President.

Prosecutors claim Trump falsified business records to cover up the payment.

Late Thursday night, Trump was found guilty on all 34 counts.

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