Former president Donald Trump has a “60-70 percent chance” of being convicted in the hush money trial and could even be put into house arrest, a former advisor of his has claimed.

Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 felony charges in the case, which relates to alleged payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

It is alleged Trump paid the money to stop her from discussing an alleged affair. Trump denies any wrongdoing and denies having an affair with Daniels.

Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s former White House Communications Officer and now a vocal critic of his former boss, says the odds are against Trump in the case.

On The Rest Is Politics podcast, he said: “I have a lot of friends who work in the southern district, the federal courts in the US. It has a 99 percent conviction rate.

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“The southern district did not take Trump’s case, but when I ask buddies of mine what the likelihood is of the prosecutors winning this case, they say 60-70 percent. So there is a two-thirds chance Trump will get convicted.”

On the punishment Trump could face if convicted, he added: “He is the former President of the US so he is likely to get a fine, potentially some home confinement. He will not go to jail.

“Could he have an ankle brace on him, could he have to campaign remotely for some time? Possibly.

“But this is not the election killing case if it goes to full fruition and they get to conviction. But it is something the Democrats should exploit.”

Last week, former CEO of American Media Inc (AMI), and CEO and publisher of the National Enquirer David Pecker gave his testimony in the case.

Pecker said he agreed to help Trump keep negative stories from being covered in the press.

He said this was done to try and aid Teump’s election chances.

The trial will continue this week.