UNITED STATES: Former US President Donald Trump would be charged in light of the hush money case. In the case, a payment of $130,000 was made, before the 2016 presidential elections, to porn star Stormy Daniels. All this was carried out to prevent her from bringing this up publicly, as per reports. However, there has been no news about the details of the case so far.
Stormy Daniels, in 2016, approached media outlets wishing to sell her account where she mentioned Donald Trump had an affair with her in 2006, one year after he married his present wife, Melania. Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, illegally paid $130,000 to the pornstar to shut the matter down. In New York, falsifying business records is illegal and a felony.
Trump, currently in Florida, would fly to New York on Monday and be accused in court on Tuesday. The charges that are 10-15 minutes long would be read to him at the hearing. Trump shouted at the Manhattan District Attorney, calling the prosecutor a “disgrace”.
Donald Trump is the first ever US President to face a criminal charge. Through an ongoing investigation, Attorney Alvin Bragg’s Manhattan District office inferred that it had gotten in touch with Trump’s attorney to “co-ordinate his surrender” on unclear charges.
Trump said, “In their obsession to “Get Trump,” the Democrats have lied, stolen, and committed other crimes. However, they have now done the unthinkable by indicting an innocent person in a clear case of election interference.”
Daniels tweeted after the indictment, “I have so many messages coming in that I can’t respond, also don’t want to spill my champagne.”
Bragg is a registered Democrat who has mentioned that no political gameplay has been involved against Trump. In a tweet earlier in March, he said, “We evaluate cases in our jurisdiction based on the facts, the law, and the evidence.”
Kevin McCarthy, a House of Representatives Speaker, stated, “Alvin Bragg has irreparably damaged our country in an attempt to interfere in our Presidential election.”
“As he routinely frees violent criminals to terrorize the public, he weaponized our sacred justice system against President Donald Trump,” he added.
Trump’s other case investigations include his possible probes in the US Capitol riot of January 2021, his endeavour to flip his loss in the state of Georgia in the 2020 elections and his classified documents handling following his end of the term in office.
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