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'Painful but necessary': Expert says  Trump trial closing arguments had to be thorough

05/29/24 1:38 AM

Closing arguments in former President Donald Trump's criminal hush money trial may have stunned some experts with their extreme length, but legal expert Norm Eisen said there was no other way for the prosecution to do it. Eisen appeared on CNN Tuesday night as Manhattan District Attorney's office prosecutor Joshua Steinglass wrapped his falsifying business records case with an hours-long recount of the evidence presented against Trump."It felt like they reviewed all 200-plus exhibits," Eisen said. "It was painful... but I thought that was necessary."ALSO READ: 'Oh, come on!' Tommy Tuberville dismisses Trump connection to 'unified Reich' videoEisen suggested the prosecution was prudent not to weigh in on each element in their quest to shoulder the burden of proof."If the jury says, 'I'll stay till 8:00 [p.m.] — you argue until 7 or 7:59," said Eisen. "And the weight, the overwhelming weight of the evidence — that was the prosecution's approach."Trump has pleaded not guilty to charges that he fudged business records to cover up hush money payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election.In his closing, Trump's attorney Todd Blanche detailed his own lengthy argument against the prosecution's case, Eisen noted."The defense honed in on the three critical issues in this case," Eisen said. ALSO READ: What Trump's weird WWE Hall of Fame speech tells us about his presidential debate strategyAs Eisen summarized it, Blanche argued the District Attorney's office had not proved the business records were falsified, that Trump intended fraud, or that he was involved in an election conspiracy coverup. "They used an inductive approach," Eisen said. "The prosecution took the exact opposite approach." Eisen also noted that as Steinglass recreated his timeline for Trump's alleged crimes, the jury appeared to "hang in there."Watch the video below or click here.

11 Of The Best Things To Do In London This Mother's Day And Paddy's Day Weekend

03/17/23 5:02 PM

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17 Very British Tweets About The Very British Queue To See The Very British Queen's Coffin

09/24/22 1:25 AM

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4 Pakistanis Killed By Iranian Forces In Balochistan: Pak Officials

05/30/24 1:29 AM

Four Pakistanis were killed and two were injured late on Tuesday night, when Iranian forces opened fire in the restive southwestern province of Balochistan in Pakistan, officials said.

9 Killed In Series Of Russian Strikes In War-Battered Ukraine

05/29/24 10:35 PM

Ukraine reported Wednesday that nine people had been killed in five regions of the war-battered country, as Russia presses gains on the front line where Kyiv's troops are struggling.

A Former Marine Was Freed From “Wrongful Detention” In Russia, But Concerns Remain For Brittney Griner And Others

12/08/22 8:18 AM

Trevor Reed's release from Russia highlighted concerns over the continued detention of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another former Marine, Paul Whelan.View Entire Post ›

A New WhatsApp “Communities” Feature Makes Organizing Groups A Snap. Critics Say It Will Make Spreading Misinformation Easier.

11/07/22 4:48 PM

A researcher doubts WhatsApp's claim that Communities will "meaningfully reduce the spread of potentially harmful misinformation."View Entire Post ›

A Nightmarish New Report Has Detailed Russia’s War Crimes In Ukraine

03/16/23 1:57 PM

A new UN-backed report released Thursday found Russia has committed war crimes and likely crimes against humanity during its yearlong invasion of Ukraine.View Entire Post ›

A stone quarry collapses in India due to heavy rains, killing 13, 16 remain missing

05/28/24 3:42 AM

A stone quarry collapses in India’s northeast due to heavy rains, killing 13. Another 16 remain missing

A Trans Activist Who Was On His Honeymoon In Bali Died After Police Detained Him For Alleged Drug Offenses

09/10/22 11:25 PM

Rodrigo Ventosilla, an activist from Peru and a graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School, died days after being arrested with his spouse at the airport.View Entire Post ›

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