REPORT: GOP Preparing for Trump to be in Jail During Convention

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According to Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Whatley, the GOP national convention organizers in Milwaukee are reportedly preparing for the possibility that former President Donald Trump will be in prison when he receives the party’s nomination next month.

After a jury returned a guilty verdict on all counts in Trump’s hush-money trial in New York last week, Judge Juan Merchan has scheduled sentencing for the middle of July, four days prior to the commencement of the Republican convention.

When asked about the preparations, the RNC chief declined to provide specifics, including how Trump might address the convention.

Rob Finnerty, the host, entertained the possibility of Trump either recording a speech prior to his sentencing or delivering remarks from jail.

The case pertains to 34 felony counts of falsifying business documents in order to allegedly conceal damaging information as part of a “catch-and-kill” scheme to influence the 2016 election.

Trump, who entered a plea of not guilty to the allegations, declared that he would be “appealing this scam.”

The sentencing date is July 11.

Legal experts are skeptical that the 77-year-old Trump will be incarcerated, as he had no criminal record prior to his conviction.

However, the Secret Service has reportedly collaborated with local correctional officials in anticipation of such an event. Probation or community service are viable alternatives to imprisonment.

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