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What We Know From the Jury Deliberations In Trump Case

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As the jury continues on to the second day of deliberations, there are a few tidbits that we are able to pull from the first day of deliberations.

Aside from hearing about the setup of the mistrial thanks to the 4-4-4 split Judge Merchan so kindly reminded the jury about, we also know the jury sent out notes to the judge.

These notes provide a minor glimpse into the intense deliberations that are occurring behind closed doors.

The first request from the jury was requesting to hear the judge’s instructions once more about how to consider evidence.

Check out the full instructions from Judge Merchan here:

Another request from the jury was asking to hear testimonies once more from David Pecker and Michael Cohen.

After the requests from the jury, the next portion is the lawyer deliberations concerning the requests.

Fox News expands on the debates between the lawyers:

Lawyers agreed on transcript portions for three requests but debated over one. They concurred on Pecker’s testimony about his phone conversation with Trump, his decision regarding McDougal’s life rights, and Cohen’s Trump Tower meeting account. However, they disputed the exact lines for Pecker’s testimony about that meeting. By day’s end, a few lines remained in contention, with the judge deciding to review them overnight.

In case you missed it, here is an excerpt of the transcript from Michael Cohen’s testimony, where he admits to committing a crime:

The jury has two major areas they are interested in from the transcripts, check out Aaron Katersky covering the specific requests here:

Why this drawn out deliberation is even a need is confusing to say the least, as there are simply no crimes committed by President Trump.

Time will tell if these requests are a benefit to Trump, or if they will take a turn for the worse.

The jury is set to begin once more today at 9:30, hopefully we have a not guilty verdict by the end of the day!


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