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Monday, June 10, 2024

Former President Trump is scheduled to sit for a virtual interview on Monday with a New York City probation officer from his home at Mar-a-Lago with his attorney Todd Blanche at his side after he was found guilty on all counts in the hush money trial against him last month, three sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.



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... Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, was convicted last month on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the historic case. The probation interview is required by the court as part of the former president's pre-sentencing report.

Judge Juan Merchan, who is presiding over the hush money case, permitted Blanche to be present for the probation interview after prosecutors did not object. The Trump defense team is scheduled to submit their sentencing recommendation on June 13.

The former president is scheduled to be sentenced for all 34 felony counts in New York on July 11, days before the Republican National Convention begins.

Some legal experts noted that holding a probation interview over a video conference call is unusual but having the former president in a New York probation would also be unprecedented.

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," but acknowledged that an in-person visit by Trump to the probation office would be "very disruptive."

"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." ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-09 06:00 PM | Reply

I hope she's a big black woman!

#2 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2024-06-10 04:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It lasted LESS than 30 minutes in total. I take it it did NOT go well...

#3 | Posted by earthmuse at 2024-06-11 06:26 AM | Reply

He doesn't have to pee in a cup?!?

#4 | Posted by hamburglar at 2024-06-11 07:48 AM | Reply

I hope she's a big black woman!...#2 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY

How big and how black?

#5 | Posted by brerrabbit at 2024-06-11 02:45 PM | Reply

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