Trump becomes first former U.S. president convicted of felony crimes

Donald Trump became the first former president to be convicted of felony crimes Thursday as a New York jury found him guilty of falsifying business records in a scheme to illegally influence the 2016 election through hush money payments to a porn actor who said the two had sex.

Trump becomes the first former president convicted of a crime in United States history

Former President Trump was found guilty on all counts in his historic and unprecedented criminal trial, making him the first former president of the United States to be convicted of a crime. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg charged former President Donald Trump with 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree. Trump pleaded not guilty to all counts. Jurors found the former president guilty on all counts.

Trump reacts to guilty verdict in hush money trial: 'The real verdict will be read on Nov. 5'

Moments after the verdict was delivered by the jury, the former president spoke to reporters in the hallway outside the courtroom. "This was a disgrace. This was a rigged trial by a conflicted judge who was corrupt as a rigged trial and disgrace. It wouldn't give us a venue change," Trump said. "We were at five percent or 6% in this district, in this area. This was a rigged, disgraceful trial." Trump said "the real verdict is going to be November 5th by the people."