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Why Trump Is “Very Close” to a Conviction, Per This Former Prosecutor

A former Manhattan assistant district attorney who has tried such cases explains why Donald Trump is close to getting convicted in the hush-money trial—and how it could still go wrong.

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Former President Donald Trump at Manhattan Criminal Court on May 20

On Monday, the prosecution rested its case in Donald Trump’s hush-money trial in Manhattan. This comes after Trump’s defense team concluded their efforts to destroy the credibility of former Trump fixer Michael Cohen as one of the chief witnesses against Trump. So has the prosecution proven its case? We talked to New York Law School professor Rebecca Roiphe, who has prosecuted cases like these in New York, about why she thinks a conviction is now likely—even as it still remains very possible that Trump could beat the rap. Listen to this episode here.