In a furious meltdown online this Monday, Donald Trump wrote in all caps that the Manhattan district attorney’s office was out to “GET DONALD TRUMP,” as the deceptive idea went.
To say the previous president was upset over a possibly looming arrest would be a gross understatement. The former resident of the White House indicated in a recent post on Truth Social that he for some reason believed District Attorney Bragg’s indictment could come Tuesday. Predictably, Trump attacked the local prosecutors.
Bragg has been leading an investigation into the attempt at the ex-president’s long-running family business to hide some pay-outs reimbursing his now ex-attorney Michael Cohen for a woman’s hush money, as explained in various reporting. The $130,000 payment, made before the 2016 presidential race, was meant to quiet the adult entertainment star Stormy Daniels about a purported affair with Trump. The woman’s real name is Stephanie Clifford.
The case could fall under a possible violation of campaign finance laws in New York state, as prosecutors at the federal level alleged of Michael Cohen, who was the source for the money, because he surpassed the limits on supporting federal campaigns — and once again, the former POTUS has called upon his supporters to protest on his behalf. The ex-president made a similar request before the deadly Capitol attack on January 6, 2021.
The case over the hush money needs another purportedly illegal action in order to bump up the DA’s charge from a misdemeanor to a felony. The DA’s office has also investigated Trump regarding a business fraud scheme. Bragg’s predecessor investigated the former president’s case. That investigation stalled when the previous DA, Cy Vance, left office, and two top prosecutors on that probe resigned in protest after Bragg halted them from moving forward.
As a whole set of investigations into Trump have come down to the wire, it appears that the Manhattan district attorney will be the first in history to indict a previous president. The former president wrote:
‘THE LEAD PROSECUTOR FOR THE CORRUPT MANHATTAN D.A.’s OFFICE WORKED AS A LAWYER FOR CROOKED HILLARY CLINTON AND HER LAW FIRM, LEFT THIS DEMOCRAT FIRM WITH OTHERS TO VOLUNTEER TO “GET DONALD TRUMP” AT THE D.A.’s OFFICE, FOR FREE. HE QUIT IN A HUFF WHEN D.A. BRAGG SAID THERE WAS NO CASE HERE. HE THEN UNETHICALLY & ILLEGALLY WROTE & PUBLISHED A BOOK ABOUT THE CASE WHILE IT WAS GOING ON. THIS IS UNHEARD OF “STUFF.” THE CASE IS NOW COMPLETELY COMPROMISED & REPORTS ARE THAT MARK POMERANTZ IS IN TROUBLE.’
Thus far, no firm date has been publicly assigned for when Trump must potentially turn himself into the authorities.
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