Idiot Trump hater Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and former Speaker of the House, issued a statement Thursday night on President Trump’s indictment by a Manhattan grand jury. Pelosi said that Trump “has the right to a trial to prove innocence.”
Pelosi’s statement was posted on Twitter:
The Grand Jury has acted upon the facts and the law. No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence. Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right.
But that’s not how it works in America.
Cornell Law definition of the “beyond a reasonable doubt” burden of proof for prosecutors:
Beyond a reasonable doubt is the legal burden of proof required to affirm a conviction in a criminal case. In a criminal case, the prosecution bears the burden of proving that the defendant is guilty beyond all reasonable doubt. This means that the prosecution must convince the jury that there is no other reasonable explanation that can come from the evidence presented at trial. In other words, the jury must be virtually certain of the defendant’s guilt in order to render a guilty verdict. This standard of proof is much higher than the civil standard, called “preponderance of the evidence,” which only requires a certainty greater than 50 percent.
Cornell Law on presumption of innocence:
A presumption of innocence means that any defendant in a criminal trial is assumed to be innocent until they have been proven guilty. As such, a prosecutor is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person committed the crime if that person is to be convicted. To do so, proof must be shown for every single element of a crime. That being said, a presumption of innocence does not guarantee that a person will remain free until their trial has concluded. In some circumstances, a person can be held in custody.
Politico’s Kyle Cheney fact checked Pelosi, ““Prove innocence” is not the standard in criminal matters. The burden is on the government to prove Trump’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and he enjoys the presumption of innocence until that moment.”
Donald Trump Jr slammed “drunk lady” Pelosi, “A right to “prove innocence?” Ummmm … that’s not how it works drunk lady… after spending the last few millennia in DC I would have thought you’d know that. Apparently getting away with insider trading and making millions as a “public servant” (LOL) gave you a false sense of The Law!”