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Judge Merchan Decides to Set Date for Trump Sentencing That is Only Four Days Before GOP Convention

The sentencing date for former President Donald Trump has now been determined by Judge Juan Merchan, following the Manhattan jury’s unanimous verdict of guilty on Thursday.

The sentencing is scheduled to take place four days prior to the commencement of the Republican National Convention, during which Trump is expected to be nominated.

Trump was found guilty of all 34 felony counts of falsifying business documents in connection with hush-money payments made to porn actress Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election by the jury, which commenced deliberations on Wednesday.

Merchan arranged the sentencing for July 11, only a few days prior to the Republican convention in Milwaukee, which is scheduled to commence on July 15.

Additionally, Trump’s sentencing will occur two weeks following his inaugural presidential debate against President Joe Biden, which is scheduled for June 27.

Throughout the trial, Trump has criticized the prosecution and the judge, contending that he is being politically targeted by the Biden campaign and Democrats in order to prevent him from participating in the campaign.

The 34 charges against Trump were brought by Manhattan Democratic District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who accused him of participating in a “catch-and-kill” conspiracy to conceal information and influence the 2016 election.

The former president has denied having an affair with Daniels and has entered a plea of not guilty to all charges.

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