Elizabeth MacDonald slammed as she suggests Donald Trump’s hush money conviction could be overturned like Harvey Weinstein’s

Elizabeth MacDonald slammed as she suggests Donald Trump’s hush money conviction could be overturned like Harvey Weinstein’s
Fox Business host Elizabeth MacDonald compared Harvey Weinstein’s overturned rape conviction to the future of Donald Trump’s hush money verdict (Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: During a conversation with Donald Trump’s lawyer Alina Habba on May 31, Fox Business host Elizabeth MacDonald drew a parallel between the overturned rape conviction of Harvey Weinstein and the potential future of Trump’s felony verdict.

For those unaware, Weinstein, a disgraced film producer, had his 2020 conviction overturned in April with the New York State Court of Appeals determining that the trial judge had wrongly allowed testimony about uncharged, alleged prior sexual acts, which unfairly influenced the jury.



 

Weinstein had served four years of his original 23-year sentence.

Elizabeth MacDonald suggests Donald Trump's conviction could be overturned

“We had experts on last night saying this is just a thing to get the statement out there, ‘Trump’s a convicted felon,’ because they know they’re going to get it overturned on appeal,” MacDonald said to Trump lawyer Alina Habba.

She highlighted Weinstein’s case, noting that his conviction was reversed by the New York Appeals Court, but this occurred four years after the initial verdict.

MacDonald questioned Habba about the challenges of appealing Trump's conviction, particularly given the uncertainty surrounding the specific crime for which he was found guilty.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Harvey Weinstein leaves New York City Criminal Court after a bail hearin
Harvey Weinstein's 2020 conviction was overturned in April by the New York State Court of Appeals (Getty Images)

She also suggested that the verdict might have been reached without unanimous agreement among the jurors.

“The jury still did not indicate what exactly was the core underlying law broken behind the charge of influencing election,” MacDonald said, adding, “Plus, the jury didn’t have to be unanimous. Isn’t it easier to convict when you strip a defendant of their due process rights?”

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media after his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments at Manhattan Criminal Court on May 20, 2024 in New York City. Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first of his criminal cases to go to trial. (Photo by Mark Peterson - Pool/Getty Images)
Donald Trump was found guilty by the hush money trial jury on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records (Mark Peterson - Pool/Getty Images)

“It’s very easy to reverse when you fail to identify what the crime is, when you fail to have them say that they have to select what the intent to cover up, what the scheme was,” Habba responded.

Reportedly, on May 30, Trump was found guilty of 34 counts of criminal fraud related to falsified business records concerning a hush money payment allegedly made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

The judge has reportedly scheduled his sentencing for July 11.

Elizabeth MacDonald trolled for making a controversial comparison

Elizabeth MacDonald's comparison of Harvey Weinstein’s overturned rape conviction to the future of Donald Trump’s felony verdict received major backlash from viewers. 

One viewer shared, "Damn… comparing Trump to Harvey Weinstein."

In a similar vein, another observer chimed in, "Friends in high places?"

Adding to the conversation, a follower contributed, "Comparing Trump to Harvey Weinstein, priceless. [chef’s kiss]."

A comment emphasized, "Corruption calling for Corruption.."

MacDonald wasn't the only one dragged into the backlash, as Alina Habba also faced something similar. 

A user said about Habba, "How... the HELL is she a lawyer? HOW????"

Expanding on the topic, an individual elaborated further, saying, "How did she graduate law school?"



 



 



 



 



 



 

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