Judge Merchan SCREAMS at Trump Lawyer Todd Blanche When He Makes Quip About Bragg’s Prosecutors Wanting to Send Trump to Prison

President Trump was back in court on Tuesday morning for closing arguments in Alvin Bragg’s ‘hush money’ show trial in New York City.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicted Trump in April 2023 on 34 felony counts related to ‘hush payments’ he made to Stormy Daniels.

Trump was accused of paying porn star Stormy Daniels, AKA, Stephanie Clifford, ‘hush payments’ through his then-attorney Michael Cohen in a scheme to silence her and stop the story about their alleged affair from being published in the National Enquirer.

Alvin Bragg didn’t explain what exactly he wanted to convict Trump of in the charging documents. Bragg still has not clearly stated the predicate crimes. But it doesn’t matter. The court is ready to find Trump guilty and send him to prison.

Judge Merchan made it easier for the jury to convict Trump when he sided with Bragg’s prosecutors and ruled the jury does NOT need to unanimously agree on the “predicate” crime Trump committed.

TGP contributor Paul Ingrassia is inside of the Manhattan courthouse live reporting.

President Trump’s lawyers eviscerated Trump’s lawyer-turned-rat Michael Cohen during Tuesday’s closing arguments.

Judge Merchan made sure to let the jurors know who is in charge of the sham trial.

Per Paul Ingrassia: Judge Merchan tells the jurors that “nothing the lawyers said is evidence” and “nothing said during the summations is evidence.”

Merchan: You and you alone are the judges of the facts of this case.

Merchan: I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR EXPLAINING THE LAW, NOT THE LAWYERS. YOUR SWORN DUTY AS JURORS IS TO FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LAW, AS YOU PROMISED ME THAT YOU WOULD.

Alvin Bragg’s prosecutors fumed after Trump’s lawyer Todd Blanche said Trump shouldn’t be sent to prison over a non-crime.

Judge Merchan became irate that Todd Blanche made a quip about Bragg’s prosecutors wanting to sentence Trump to prison.

Coming from the same guy who has repeatedly threatened to put Trump in jail for gag order violations.

Judge Merchan screamed at Todd Blanche at the top of his lungs: “YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAN TO MAKE A STATEMENT LIKE THAT IN MY COURTROOM!”

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