As the jury continues its deliberations, CNN legal analyst Paul Callan explained why things aren’t looking so good for the defendant, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Putting himself in the jury’s shoes, Callan discounted the idea that the defense would be able to obtain a partial verdict. “You’re going through all of these complicated charges and every one, you say he’s innocent. There’s sort of a momentum that builds up,” he said. “Then are you going to ding him just on the one last count? Because, you know, maybe it’s a closer call.”
“No, I don’t think so,” Callan scoffed, with a tight grin. “I think most juries probably once they’re in that innocent sort of role, they’re going to just check off innocent all the way down. That’s why -I think- this feels like guilty on the other counts.”
Callan admitted that he could understand “how this jury would have struggled with this complex case,” which involved “ten days of testimony, 27 witnesses, over 370 exhibits, and… counts involving income tax evasion, bank fraud, involving offshore banks, banks in Cypriot, implications with Ukraine and other countries.”
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Andrew Cuomo rips Trump like never before: ‘This was the worst government blunder in modern history’
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) on Monday accused President Donald Trump of presiding over "the worse government blunder in modern history."
At his daily COVID-19 briefing, Cuomo said that it was time for the president to hit the "reset button" on his handling of the pandemic.
"If we don't tell the truth on the reset, COVID will never end," the New York governor explained. "It will ricochet across the country. It will just bounce back and forth."
"This was a colossal blunder -- how COVID was handled by this federal government," he continued. "Shame on all of you. Six months, lives lost. Hit the reset button, yes."
Trump snaps at Jim Acosta for reminding him of coronavirus death toll: ‘Fake news CNN’
President Donald Trump on Monday snapped at CNN's Jim Acosta when he reminded the president that the novel coronavirus so far has killed 155,000 Americans.
During a question-and-answer session with reporters, the president boasted that the United States had done an "amazing" job at handling the COVID-19 pandemic, at which point Acosta interrupted him and tried to ask him about the 155,000 people who have died from the disease in just five months.
"The U.S. has so many deaths," Acosta said.
"Hold it!" Trump replied.
"So many countries around the world..."
"Fake news CNN," he said. "Hold it. We have done a great job in this country. We haven't been given enough -- not me, Vice President Pence, the task force -- have not been given the kind of credit."
COVID-19 obituary blames Republicans for Texas man’s untimely end: ‘They blame his death on Trump’
One family in Texas recently used their loved one’s obituary to criticize President Donald Trump and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for allowing “needless” COVID-19 deaths.
David W. Nagy died alone in a hospital bed, leaving behind his "inconsolable wife."
"He suffered greatly from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and the separation from his much loved family who were not allowed at his bedside," the obituary says.
"Family members believe David's death was needless," the obituary continues. "They blame his death and the deaths of all of the other innocent people, on Trump, Abbott and all the other politicians who did not take this pandemic seriously and were more concerned with their popularity and votes than lives."