Former President Donald Trump has reacted to vitriol on social media after a report that he likely to face charges for role in silent payments given to porn star stormy daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
The New York Times reported on Thursday that Trump’s attorneys were told by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office that the ex-president could face criminal charges over the $130,000 payment, citing four sources familiar with the matter. investigation.
They invited him to testify before a grand jury, which legal experts say is a sure sign that criminal charges will follow.
Trump wrote on TRUTH Social on Thursday: ‘I did absolutely nothing wrong, I never had an affair with Stormy Daniels, and I wouldn’t have wanted to have an affair with Stormy Daniels.
He then blamed those who want to prevent him from winning again in 2024, qualifying himself as the top candidate in the next presidential election.
He also claimed that ‘Congress, many Democratic district attorneys, attorneys general, and the Department of Injustice itself, which has placed top DOJ prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in an unprecedented way to of ‘getting Trump’, found that I had done nothing wrong.’
“Now they’re falling back on the old reprimanded case that was thrown out by all the DA’s offices that looked at this Stormy ‘Horseface’ Daniels case, where I relied on a lawyer to solve this extortion of me, who has took place a long time ago. Since then, I have won cases.
Former President Donald Trump (left) is likely to face charges for his role in silent payments to porn star Stormy Daniels (right) and Playmate Karen McDougal ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s (pictured) office investigated whether state laws were broken over silent payments to a porn star and Playboy playmate on behalf of Trump ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
Former President Donald Trump has reacted with vitriol on social media after a report that he will likely face charges for his role in silent payments to porn star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election .
Prosecutors have given Trump the opportunity to appear before a state grand jury that has been meeting since January and hearing evidence in the case, usually a sign that an individual will be charged.
Several of Trump’s top advisers have been spotted in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office in recent days, including former adviser to the president Kellyanne Conway and former White House communications director Hope Hicks.
An impeachment of Trump will go down in American history because no former president of the United States has ever faced criminal charges after leaving office.
President Richard Nixon, who left office due to his role in the Watergate break-in, was pardoned by his Republican successor, President Gerald Ford, before criminal charges could be brought.
An indictment of Trump could also complicate the 2024 presidential election, as he announced his candidacy in November and continues to lead most GOP polls.
If Trump were found guilty — which is a long shot — he would face up to four years in prison, although the sentence is not mandatory, the Times said.
Trump has already escaped felony indictment for his role in the silent payments by federal investigators.
Former Trump attorney-turned-critic Michael Cohen was the only person caught in the federal probe.
He facilitated payments between Trump and Daniels as well as Playboy Playmate McDougal, who both claimed to have had sex with the married businessman and reality TV star.
After the federal investigation was completed, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg opened the investigation to see if any New York state laws had been violated.
Kellyanne Conway was spotted in New York on Wednesday entering one of the Manhattan District Attorney’s offices as part of Stormy Daniels’ undercover investigation involving former President Donald Trump.
Bragg’s prosecutors have not completed their work before the grand jury and he may decide not to press charges, The Times reported.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has already brought six witnesses before the grand jury, the newspaper said.
Cohen met with prosecutors 18 times over several iterations of the investigation, he told The Associated Press after another meeting with them last week.
He said the investigation is “really moving forward” and he expects to be called before the grand jury soon.
“The level of specificity at which they attack the various issues is extraordinary,” the former Trump attorney said.
In his book, he also ties Conway — who made headlines this week due to her divorce from Trump critic husband George — to the silent payment, writing that she was the person who informed Trump that Daniels had been paid.
Conway, who served as Trump’s campaign manager in 2016, said ‘she would pass on the good news’ to Trump, once Cohen gave Daniels the money, Cohen wrote in her 2020 memoir. , Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former. Personal attorney for President Donald J. Trump.
Conway ignored reporters on Wednesday when she walked into Bragg’s office in lower Manhattan.
Trump’s actions are also under scrutiny in Georgia, as Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis investigates whether crimes were committed when Trump and his allies tried to overturn election results. 2020 presidential.
Additionally, Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a special counsel to oversee Justice Department investigations into whether Trump mishandled classified documents when he left office and his efforts to undo President Joe’s victory. Biden in 2020.