Trump to Participate in Probation Interview Before Sentencing Following Hush Money Conviction

Former President Donald Trump is set to be interviewed by New York probation officials on Monday, a mandatory step before his July sentencing in the criminal hush money case, according to three individuals familiar with the matter.

Trump will conduct the interview via computer video conference from his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, the sources told The Associated Press. They requested anonymity as they were not authorized to disclose the plans publicly.

Trump’s lawyer, Todd Blanche, will be present for the interview. Normally, individuals convicted of crimes in New York meet with probation officials without their lawyers, but Judge Juan Merchan, overseeing Trump’s case, stated in a letter on Friday that Blanche’s presence would be permitted.

The purpose of a pre-sentencing probation interview is to prepare a report for the judge, offering more insight into the defendant and aiding in determining the appropriate punishment for the crime.

These reports are typically compiled by a probation officer, social worker, or psychologist working for the probation department. They interview the defendant, their family and friends, and individuals affected by the crime.

Presentence reports include a defendant’s personal history, criminal record, and sentencing recommendations. They also cover employment details and any family care obligations. Additionally, this interview provides the defendant an opportunity to explain why they believe they deserve a lighter sentence.

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