Trump Conviction Interview

(5MinNewsBreak.com) – In a procedure highlighting to the nation of the leftist judicial onslaught against Donald Trump, the former president’s probation interview is scheduled for Monday following his criminal conviction related to payments allegedly made to silence claims potentially harmful to his 2016 presidential campaign, according to a report.

This interview is a customary component of the sentencing procedure for individuals convicted of felonies in New York state courts.

A probation officer will conduct the interview and compile a report that will influence the sentencing decision of the judge.

Trump will participate in the interview remotely from Palm Beach, Florida, as confirmed by a knowledgeable source, NBC News reports, cited by The Hill.

The scheduling of the interview follows a New York jury’s decision less than two weeks prior, which found Trump guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records to conceal a payment made to influence the 2016 presidential election unlawfully.

This verdict marks the first time a former U.S. president has been criminally convicted, although Trump has announced plans to appeal.

Judge Juan Merchan, who presided over the trial, approved a motion on Friday allowing Trump’s chief defense lawyer, Todd Blanche, to be present during the probation interview.

The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) did not object to this motion.

Immediately after the verdict, Judge Merchan confirmed the scheduling of the probation interview.

“We will order a probation report. Mr. Blanche, the clerk of the court will give you instructions on how to schedule that interview and obtain the probation report,” stated Merchan.

As part of the evaluation, the probation officer will review Trump’s criminal history, which is currently non-existent, as well as his employment record and financial status. Additionally, the report may include assessments of the defendant’s physical and mental health if such information is available under state law.

Trump’s sentencing is set for July 11. Typically, individuals convicted of similar charges who are first-time offenders do not receive prison sentences.

Trump’s legal team has indicated their intention to request that the judge not impose a prison sentence. Their ongoing appeal could further postpone any sentencing.

When asked to comment on the upcoming probation interview, Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung criticized the proceedings.

“President Trump and his legal team are already taking necessary steps to challenge and defeat the lawless Manhattan DA case. The American People will not fall for the Biden-directed Hoaxes and will hold Crooked Joe and his comrades to account this fall,” Cheung stated.

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