Trump Undergoes Virtual Probation Interview Ahead Of Sentencing

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Former President Donald Trump is set to undergo a virtual interview with a probation official from the New York City Probation Department.

This interview which the New York Times reports happened on Monday, June 10, 2020, follows Trump’s conviction on 34 felony counts of falsifying documents, marking a significant legal milestone as he becomes the first U.S. president to be convicted of a crime.

The mandatory interview is a crucial step in the legal process, designed to assist the Probation Department in formulating a comprehensive sentencing recommendation for the presiding judge.

Scheduled for sentencing on July 11, Trump faces a maximum sentence of four years, though it’s common for sentences to be shorter than the maximum.

The charges against Trump stem from his falsification of documents to conceal a payment made to silence a porn star prior to the 2016 election.

After two days of deliberation, the jury found Trump guilty on May 30, leading to his historic conviction.

In response to the verdict, Trump has announced his intention to appeal, signaling a protracted legal battle ahead.

Despite the gravity of the situation, representatives from the Trump campaign have declined to provide any comments regarding the upcoming probation interview.

As the legal proceedings unfold, all eyes are on the impending sentencing and the impact it may have on Trump’s political future and the broader legal landscape.

The outcome of the virtual probation interview and subsequent sentencing will undoubtedly shape the trajectory of this landmark case, with far-reaching implications for both Trump and the American legal system.