Former US President Donald Trump stated that he anticipates being arrested on Tuesday. It is in relation to a case involving alleged hush money payments to a former porn star. Mr. Trump urged his supporters in a post on his Truth Social platform to oppose such a move. One of Mr. Trump’s lawyers said that his claim was predicated on media rumors that the next week he may be charged.
Former US President Donald Trump
The only time a former US president has ever faced criminal charges is if Mr. Trump is prosecuted. Also, it would hurt his chances of winning the GOP presidential nomination in 2024. For five years, New York’s prosecutors have been investigating allegations that Mr. Trump gave hush money to Stormy Daniels. A former porn star, before the 2016 presidential election.
Ms. Daniels asserts that Michael Cohen, the late attorney for Donald Trump, paid her $130,000 (£107,000) prior to the 2016 election to keep quiet about an alleged affair. Mr. Trump rejects that they had sexual contact and dismisses the allegation as politically motivated.
The 76-year-old is now under investigation in a number of incidents. But he has not been charged in any and maintains his innocence in all of them. On Saturday, Mr. Trump claimed on his social media platform Truth Social that he will be detained on Tuesday. It was based on “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
The District Attorney
The district attorney’s office is still silent on the matter. According to Mr. Trump’s attorney, Susan Necheles, his tweet was based on media sources, according to the BBC’s US partner, CBS News. She said that because this is a political prosecution. The district attorney’s office has adopted a policy of speaking only with President Trump’s legal counsel. As would be appropriate in a typical case.
The probe has drawn criticism from Republican US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who referred to it as an appalling misuse of authority by a radical DA [district attorney].In a tweet, he also promised to investigate into any claims that political motivation was used to influence votes.
Law Enforcement Authorities of New York
Law enforcement authorities in New York are ready for the possibility that Mr. Trump may be prosecuted. And appear in court as soon as next week, according to US media reports. When Mr. Trump was asked to appear before a grand jury earlier this month. Which decides whether there is enough evidence to press charges in a case. It was an indication that the Stormy Daniels case was moving forward.
There are rumors that some of Mr. Trump’s former advisers gave testimony during these secret hearings. His call to testify suggests the prospect of criminal charges against him. Although it is unclear what those accusations would be. According to the Associated Press, law enforcement officials are considering how to put a former president on trial. Particularly security-related issues.
Joseph Tacopina, another attorney for Mr. Trump, told the news organization that “we will follow the proper procedures” if he is charged. In addition to the Stormy Daniels case, efforts to overturn Donald Trump’s narrow loss in the state of Georgia in the 2020 presidential election are being criminally investigated. It is unclear, however, if the former president is being specifically investigated.
The Department of Justice is also looking into more significant attempts to interfere with the results of the election three years ago. It includes the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. As well as any inappropriate handling of private documents after Mr. Trump left office.
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