Written by Ashton Snyder on
 May 31, 2024

Trump Attorney Insists Trial Was Unjust, Eyes Appeal

Trump's attorney asserted that the former president did not receive a fair trial following his conviction on 34 counts of falsifying business records, indicating that the legal battle is not yet concluded.

Daily Mail reported that the verdict marks the first time a former U.S. president has been convicted of a felony. Trump's attorney, Todd Blanche, indicated plans to appeal, stating concerns over the trial's conduct.

Trump's Attorney Claims Trial Bias

Former President Trump faced charges related to falsifying business records, resulting in convictions on all 34 counts. A Manhattan jury found him guilty in the high-profile case known as NY v. Trump.

Following the trial, Todd Blanche, one of Trump's attorneys, expressed dissatisfaction with the trial procedures. Blanche emphasized that they had anticipated a lack of fairness during the Manhattan trial.

"I mean, no, I don't think so," Blanche said, addressing the fairness of the trial. The legal team consistently argued that impartiality was unattainable in Manhattan.

Judge's Alleged Bias Under Scrutiny

The outcome of the trial was deemed expected by Trump's legal representatives, who claimed systemic issues within the trial. Blanche noted that Judge Juan Merchan's perceived bias played a significant role in the conviction.

One of the forthcoming appeals will challenge Merchan's refusal to recuse himself from the case. According to Blanche, there were strong feelings of actual and perceived bias against Trump.

"Our system of justice requires not only that a judge that is actually biased recuse himself, but that a judge that even has the appearance of bias recuse himself, and our papers are public," Blanche remarked.

Trump Criticizes Trial as 'Rigged'

Blanche also indicated that the verdict is not the end of Trump's legal battle. He stated, "It’s not over at all, but it was great," reflecting on the extensive six-week trial period spent with Trump.

Trump, reacting to the guilty verdict outside the New York State Supreme Court, called the trial "rigged" and "disgraceful." He maintained his innocence and reaffirmed his commitment to fighting for the country and its Constitution.

"The real verdict is going to be Nov. 5 by the people. We didn’t do a thing wrong," Trump declared. "I’m a very innocent man, and it’s OK. I’m fighting for our country, I'm fighting for our Constitution."

Trump is scheduled to return to court on July 11 for a sentencing hearing. This date is noteworthy, as it occurred just days before the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.


Former President Trump’s conviction on 34 counts of falsifying business records has prompted significant legal and public reactions. His attorney, Todd Blanche, criticized the trial’s fairness and plans to appeal, focusing on alleged judicial bias and constitutional violations. Trump, maintaining his innocence, looks ahead to the sentencing hearing on July 11, closely followed by his participation in the Republican National Convention.

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