Trump NY Trial Punishment Potentially Revealed, Will Meet With Officer


NBC News is reporting that President Donald Trump is scheduled to sit for a virtual interview with a New York City probation officer on Monday after he was found guilty of all 34 felony counts in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s politically motivated “hush money” case last month.

The probation interview is required by the court as part of the former president’s pre-sentencing report. It will took place via live stream from Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate with his lead attorney Todd Blanche by his side, NBC News reported.

Judge Juan Merchan, who is presiding over the hush money case despite his numerous connections to Democrat causes, allowed Blanche to participate in the meeting after Bragg’s office did not object.

MSNBC legal analyst Andrew Weissman was ecstatic over the news. He explained to former Biden press secretary Jen Psaki that Trump will be asked if he associates with “known criminals,” which is how the Russian collusion hoax point man described Steve Bannon, Paul Manafort and Roger Stone.

Trump will also be asked questions relating to his finances, mental health, psychical or addiction issues, as well as his current living situation.

Martin Horn, former commissioner of the New York City Department of Corrections and Probation, told NBC News, “it is highly unusual for a pre-sentence investigation interview to be done over Zoom,” though he acknowledged that it would be “disruptive” for the former president to be forced to make a trip to a probation office.

“But you can argue that Trump’s appearance at the probation office on the 10th floor of the Criminal Court Building in Manhattan where his trial took place, with Secret Service and press following him, would be very disruptive to the probation office and unfair to other defendants who might not want to be identified,” he said. “So in the end, this might be better for the probation officer.”

Trump is due to be sentenced on July 11, just days before he is set to receive the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. The former president is facing anywhere from probation to a maximum of four years in prison.


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