Written by Ashton Snyder on
 June 20, 2024

Trump's Conviction May Be Overturned, Experts Say

Former President Donald Trump was found guilty on 34 counts in his hush money trial, but legal expert Jonathan Turley argues that there are significant procedural and constitutional errors that could lead to a reversal on appeal.

Conservative Brief reported that Trump continues to garner substantial support and raise significant funds in regions previously considered unlikely despite the conviction.

Legal Expert Questions Trial's Integrity

According to Turley, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's case was built on accusations that he deems false. He highlighted that Judge Juan Merchan allegedly hindered Trump's defense, which was potentially unconstitutional, and pointed out that numerous procedural and federal constitutional violations may have occurred.

“I think the level of reversible error here really is quite considerable. It runs the waterfront of procedural to constitutional problems,” Turley said. He noted that even the unanimity requirement might not have been properly met during the jury's deliberations.

Optimism About Appeal Process

Turley expressed optimism regarding the appeal process. He believes that the considerable reversible errors and violations could lead to a reversal in New York's appellate system. “I think that, in the end, we were going to have a reversal. I’m fairly confident of that. Now, in the New York appellate system, they have a rule for Trump,” Turley elaborated.

He reaffirmed his belief in the integrity of some New York lawyers and judges, predicting they would adhere to proper legal frameworks in the appeal.

Currently, Democrats feel vindicated by Trump's status as a convicted felon. However, Turley suggested that public sentiment might shift as more become aware of the potential issues in the trial.  “I think at some point, people will step forward and say enough. You know, hating this man is not enough to forget the lack of the evidence,” Turley added.

Meanwhile, Trump’s popularity is growing in previously unexpected regions. Despite his legal battles, Trump remains a polarizing figure capable of drawing significant financial and public support.

Successful Fundraiser Amid Conviction

Last week, Trump attended a fundraiser organized by affluent tech industry figures, where he raised nearly $12 million. Venture investors David Sacks and Chamath Palihapitiya hosted the event, which cost between $50,000 and $500,000 to attend.

Prominent cryptocurrency investors and venture capitalists were among the attendees. During the event, Republican National Committee member Harmeet Dhillon observed that Trump appeared calm and in high spirits, even joking about AI.

The Role of Influential Supporters

David Sacks disclosed that JD Vance primarily influenced the event's hosting. “This all started with JD Vance calling and asking if we could host an event for President Trump. Without JD’s advice and encouragement, this would never have happened,” Sacks revealed.

In a detailed post on the social media platform X, Sacks endorsed Trump, citing dissatisfaction with the Biden Administration's policies.  “My reasons rest on four main issues that I think are vital to American prosperity, security, and stability – issues where the Biden administration has veered badly off course and where I believe President Trump can lead us back,” Sacks stated.

Conclusion

Former President Donald Trump’s conviction on 34 counts in his hush money trial is under scrutiny for alleged procedural and constitutional errors, as highlighted by legal expert Jonathan Turley.  As the legal process unfolds with an optimistic view on appeal prospects, Trump continues to attract substantial financial and public support, demonstrated by a lucrative fundraiser hosted by prominent tech figures. The ongoing developments emphasize his enduring influence and the divided public and legal opinion surrounding his case.

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