Trump ‘super nervous’ about hush money verdict, Scaramucci says

Ex-Trump White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Tuesday said former President Trump’s recent attacks against the judge in his New York hush money trial suggest he is “super nervous” about the verdict.

“He is super nervous about this,” Scaramucci said Tuesday in an interview on CNN. “Those bombs that he launched last night at the judge and all the suggestions that he was making, all the spurious suggestions are out of Trump’s playbook. So he knows the facts of the case, he knows exactly what happened, and he’s super worried about it, and that was a tell from him, so he’s show[ed] his cards last night.”

Scaramucci’s comments came as closing arguments for Trump’s hush money trial kicked off Tuesday in Manhattan. Upon conclusion, the case will be handed to a 12-person jury to decide whether to convict Trump on 34 criminal counts of falsifying business records.

The charges center on reimbursements Trump made to then-fixer Michael Cohen after he paid adult film actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in October 2016 to keep quiet about an alleged affair. He pleaded not guilty and has repeatedly denied the affair with Daniels.

Over the holiday weekend, Trump took to Truth Social to call out Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing the case, describing him as “radical” and “highly conflicted,” ahead of Tuesday’s return to court.

Merchan imposed a gag order in the case earlier this year that prohibits the former president from publicly commenting on witnesses, prosecutors, court staff or the judge’s family, but does not bar him from attacking Merchan or Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Scaramucci, who served on Trump’s campaign team and in the White House for 11 days before being dismissed by the then-president, said that while the defense team did a good job, it will not be enough.

“The evidence is overwhelming, that the law was broken. And so what’s at issue here: Are there 12 jurors that believe that?” he said Tuesday.

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