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Trump and his allies push a false account of what the judge told jurors.

Posted on AllSides May 30th, 2024
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Todd Heisler/The New York Times

It was a shocking assertion for anyone with even a passing knowledge of American jurisprudence: The judge overseeing the trial of Donald J. Trump had said that jurors could individually choose from a menu of different crimes to find the former president guilty, so long as the total of votes added up to 12.

It was also untrue.

The suggestion — made in an online post by the Fox News anchor John Roberts — nonetheless found an immediate and massive audience, with some 5.7 million views on X, formerly known as Twitter....

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