Trump trial live updates: Trump found guilty on all 34 counts

This is not the end of Trump's legal challenges. His three other cases are currently bogged down by delays or appeals.

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Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2024 12:00AM GMT
President Trump convicted in hush money trial
Former President Donald Trump was convicted Thursday in his New York hush money trial.

NEW YORK -- A jury has found former President Donald Trump guilty on all 34 counts in the criminal trial in New York City, where he faced felony charges related to a 2016 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. It marks the first time in history that a former U.S. president has been found guilty on criminal charges.

Trump last April pleaded not guilty to a 34-count indictment charging him with falsifying business records in connection with a hush money payment his then-attorney Michael Cohen made to Daniels in order to boost his electoral prospects in the 2016 presidential election.

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May 30, 2024, 10:04 PM GMT

How Trump's guilty verdict will impact 2024 presidential election

Scandals have swirled around former President Donald Trump since his first presidential campaign in 2016. But now that he's officially a convicted felon, will that fact cut through the headlines and be a game-changer for the 2024 election?

According to FiveThirtyEight, Trump may lose some support, but the drop could be temporary.

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May 30, 2024, 10:08 PM GMT

Trump found guilty

Former President Trump has been found guilty on all counts in his historic criminal hush money case.

As the first former president charged with a criminal offense, Trump also now becomes the first former president to be convicted of a crime.

May 30, 2024, 11:58 PM GMT

Trump says he will hold press conference Friday

In a post on his Truth Social media account, Trump said he would hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Friday at Trump Tower's atrium.

May 30, 2024, 11:51 PM GMT

Rep. Adam Schiff, who led first Trump impeachment trial, speaks out after guilty verdict

Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff, who was the lead prosecutor in the first impeachment trial of Donald Trump, spoke out Thursday after the former president was found guilty on all 34 counts in his criminal hush money trial.

"This is an affirmation that the rule of law works," Schiff said. "That it can be applied to everyone, including a former president."

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"This is an affirmation that the rule of law works," said Schiff, who represents the Burbank area. "That it can be applied to everyone, including a former president."
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May 30, 2024, 11:45 PM GMT

Donald Trump's family reacts to sweeping guilty verdict

Donald Trump Jr., the former president's eldest child, was the first to come out in defense of his father just minutes after Donald Trump was found guilty in his hush money trial on Thursday, laying the blame at Trump's political rivals.

"The Democrats have succeeded in their years-long attempt to turn America into a third-world s---hole." Trump Jr. said in a statement to ABC News.

Referencing the upcoming presidential election, Trump Jr. said, "Nov. 5 is our last chance to save it."

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May 30, 2024, 11:19 PM GMT

Can Trump vote for himself now that he's a convicted felon?

Donald Trump may be convicted of a felony and reside in Florida, a state notorious for restricting the voting rights of people with felony convictions. But he can still vote as long as he stays out of prison in New York state.

That's because Florida defers to other states' disenfranchisement rules for residents convicted of out-of-state felonies. In Trump's case, New York law only removes the right to vote for people convicted of felonies when they're incarcerated. Once they're out of prison, their rights are automatically restored, even if they're on parole, per a 2021 law passed by the state's Democratic legislature.

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Now that former President Donald Trump is a convicted felon, can he still vote for himself in the 2024 presidential election? Watch as experts explain.