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Trump to have parole hearing TOMORROW before sentencing in hush money case

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Former President Donald Trump was seen waving to supporters while talking on the phone while leaving his Beverly Hills estate to attend a fundraiser.

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled for a virtual parole interview on Monday, according to a report of NBC News, after a New York jury found him guilty of all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in his “hush money” trial.

The former president will participate in the hearing from his home in Mar-a-Lago, according to the report, citing “three sources familiar” with the matter. The parole interview is a normal process for Trump’s pre-sentence report.

The interview is the next step in the sentencing process, as Judge Juan Merchán will sentence the former president on July 11, a few days before the Republican National convention begins in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The interview will be conducted by a probation officer and Trump’s attorney, Todd Blanche, will be present.

The interview will be followed by a report that will be delivered to the judge.

Former President Donald Trump was seen waving to supporters while talking on the phone while leaving his Beverly Hills estate to attend a fundraiser.

Trump faces up to four years in prison after conviction, but is also possible for parole.

However, a successful appeal to the higher courts by Trump’s legal team could further delay the sentencing decision.

Trump continues to rail against the verdict, appearing at a Turning Point PAC town hall in Arizona on Thursday to rally his supporters behind him.

“I just went through a rigged trial in New York,” he said. “With a very conflictive judge where there was no crime, it was all fabricated material, they did not want to present the case, they could have presented it seven years ago, but only when you run for public office do they present the cases,’ he said.

Trump celebrated that he and the Republican Party had raised nearly $400 million in donations since the verdict was announced.

Former US President Donald Trump attends his criminal trial in Manhattan Criminal Court

Former US President Donald Trump attends his criminal trial in Manhattan Criminal Court

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Arizona.

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Arizona.

‘They know it was rigged. “They know he’s corrupt, they know everything,” he said, adding that “those appeals courts have to step up and fix things or we won’t have a country anymore.”

The sentence could be affected after Judge Juan Merchán informed prosecutors and Trump’s defense lawyers on Friday about a post on the Facebook page of the New York Unified Judicial System.

‘My cousin is a member of the jury and he says Trump will be convicted (heart emoji) Thank you friends for all your work!!!!’ read the message posted by Facebook user Michael Anderson.

If the publication is determined to be the result of a juror discussing the case before the verdict, it could be grounds for a mistrial.

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