Trump Trial: How To Watch the Verdict Live With DISH

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UPDATE: On Thursday afternoon, the jury found Trump guilty on all 34 charges he was facing. Tune-in to the networks below for live reaction and analysis.

Jury deliberations have started in the first of four trials involving former President Donald Trump. In this case, Manhattan prosecutors allege that Trump falsified business records to make a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with Trump in 2006 while he was working on the NBC show The Apprentice.

With the deliberations expected to last anywhere from one or two days to over a week, the verdicts on all 34 charges of “falsifying business documents” that Trump is facing could be handed down at any moment. To be prepared, here’s how you can watch some of the biggest cable news networks on DISH. Not a DISH subscriber? Follow this link to find the best offer and TV package that’s right for you!


How To Watch Live News About the Verdict in the Trump Trial 

On DISH, the three biggest cable news networks – Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC – are available in the America’s Top 120 package and up. This same package also includes more conservative-leaning news outlets like Newsmax and NewsNation. You can also catch HLN, BBC News for a more global perspective, live feeds from C-SPAN, and of course, your local news affiliates on NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and more. If you want the most news for the best price on DISH, America’s Top 120 is the package for you.


What Could Happen to Trump If Convicted?

According to a recent article from NPR, there are three possible outcomes in Trump’s hush money trial. 

    1. He’s found guilty – If found guilty on all 34 charges, Trump could be looking at prison time. However, as former U.S. Attorney Harry Litman told NPR, there is “no chance, as I see it, he’s actually incarcerated before November.” That’s because Trump would likely appeal any guilty verdict, and his sentence (which wouldn’t even be handed down for several months) would be stayed as his appeal works its way through the system, a process likely measured in years, not months.
    2. Hung jury – Because these charges require a unanimous verdict, any one of the 12 jurors could vote against conviction, which would result in a hung jury. If that happens, the judge will declare a mistrial, and prosecutors would have to decide whether to relitigate the case. If prosecutors decided to retry the case, it would not likely take place until after November’s elections.
    3. Trump is acquitted – Should he be acquitted on all charges, Trump would not have to worry about another trial. However, Litman told NPR that he believes the odds of a complete acquittal are “zero.” One of the first two options is much more likely to occur.


When Are Trump’s Other Trials Scheduled to Begin?

Trump faces three other criminal cases, but none are expected to begin before November’s election.

Mishandling classified documents charges: This trial was initially set to start in May, but Judge Eileen Cannon, appointed by Trump during his presidency, has indefinitely postponed it due to pre-trial motions and concerns over the classified information in the documents.

Federal election interference: This trial was originally scheduled for March, but Trump’s legal team successfully appealed the issue of “presidential immunity” to the Supreme Court. After hearing arguments on April 25, the Supreme Court is expected to announce its ruling by the end of June.

Fulton County, GA election interference: Trump, along with 18 co-defendants (many of whom have pled guilty in plea deals), is accused of pressuring election officials to alter the results of the 2020 election. No trial date has been set for this case.