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Trump convicted on 34 criminal charges: A recap of the day's events

AILSA CHANG, HOST:

And as we end this hour, let us take a moment to recap the events of this day. Former President Trump has been convicted on 34 criminal charges. It is the first time in history that a former president has become a convicted felon. The charges stem from Trump's efforts to hide an alleged affair with adult film actor Stormy Daniels.

SCOTT DETROW, HOST:

Trump spoke to reporters after the verdict was read. He said the verdict was a disgrace and said the trial was rigged and presided over by a conflicted and corrupt judge. Still, sentencing is set for 10 a.m. on July 11. It is expected that Trump will appeal the verdict.

CHANG: In remarks earlier this evening, New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg thanked the jury and the alternates for their service. And he described this case as a matter of, quote, "public integrity." Bragg said Trump was held to the same standard as any other American without, quote, "fear or favor" and said he simply did his job.

DETROW: There are a lot of remaining questions here about the impact of today's verdict, including what it means for the presidential election, how the Republican Party will respond in the months to come and what the consequences for the former president will end up being. We will explore all of these questions in the coming days and, I suppose, months on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, as well as Morning Edition and npr.org.

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