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Donald Trump arrives in a Manhattan court to hear the jury’s verdict. Justin Lane-Pool/Getty Images

Trump’s guilty verdict is not the end of the matter

By focusing on the facts, the public can avoid being distracted by baseless allegations about the Trump verdict that undermine institutions designed to ensure – not weaponize – justice.
Former President Donald Trump, accompanied by attorney Todd Blanche, speaks to the media outside Manhattan Criminal Court on May 21, 2024. Curtis Means-Pool/Getty Images

What to watch for in Trump trial’s closing arguments, from a law school professor who teaches and studies them

Closing arguments tell the jury why the evidence is believable or not, how the facts are linked or not and, most importantly, why their decision to either acquit or convict is moral and just.
Michael Cohen leaves his home to attend his second day of testimony at Manhattan Criminal Court on May 14, 2024, in New York City. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

A silent Trump with eyes closed and a convicted liar on the stand − 2 experienced observers of Trump’s criminal trial discuss what stands out

Lying liars and closed eyes − both played roles in the most recent chapter of former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York City.
Former President Donald Trump sits with his attorneys inside a Manhattan courtroom during his arraignment in April 2023. Timothy A. Clary-Pool/Getty Images

Trump’s New York felony charges are going to trial – what the images might show when the business fraud case kicks off

How will Trump act during his upcoming court appearance in Manhattan? Surprises are unlikely, but his body language and expressions can help tell a fuller story that will go down in history.
Former president Donald Trump sits at the defence table with his legal team in a Manhattan court. He’s facing charges related to falsifying business records in a hush money investigation, the first U.S. president ever to be charged with a crime. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Forget Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen — it’s accountants who could seal Trump’s fate

Accountants spurred Al Capone’s downfall and the Watergate scandal was revealed when reporters ‘followed the money.’ Will they also bring down Donald Trump?
A supporter of former President Donald Trump protests the indictment announcement near Mar-a-Lago, Fla., on March 31, 2023. Chandan Khan/AFP via Getty Images

Trump’s indictment stretches US legal system in new ways – a former prosecutor explains 4 key points to understand

The Manhattan District Attorney will need to prove several different points in its prosecution of Trump. But securing an unbiased jury will also challenge the execution of this unprecedented case.
A sign behind Republican members of the committee during Michael Cohen’s testimony before a House Committee Wednesday. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Michael Cohen’s verbal somersault, ‘I lied, but I’m not a liar,’ translated by a rhetoric expert

Michael Cohen wants you to know that throwing your kid a ball doesn’t make you a Red Sox pitcher. So he told lies, he says, but that doesn’t make him a liar. A rhetoric scholar dissects his argument.
As Donald Trump heads to the summit in Singapore with the North Korean leader, a reminder: He’s on record as lying on average nine times a day. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump’s relentless lies demand we make truth-telling great again

U.S. President Donald Trump has lied continuously and he will lie again. We should expect more untruths to come out of his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

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