Back in January, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office dramatically escalated its investigation into former President Donald Trump.
At the time, D.A. Alvin Bragg began presenting evidence to a New York City grand jury on Trump’s role in paying for porn star Stormy Daniels‘ silence before the 2016 presidential election.
Now, the former president is being told that he could appear before the grand jury and testify next week if he wishes to — a strong indication he will face criminal charges.
Per The New York Times:
The Manhattan district attorney’s office recently signaled to Donald J. Trump’s lawyers that he could face criminal charges for his role in the payment of hush money to a porn star, the strongest indication yet that prosecutors are nearing an indictment of the former president, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.
The prosecutors offered Mr. Trump the chance to testify next week before the grand jury that has been hearing evidence in the potential case, the people said. Such offers almost always indicate an indictment is close; it would be unusual for the district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, to notify a potential defendant without ultimately seeking charges against him.
In New York, potential defendants have the right to answer questions in the grand jury before they are indicted, but they rarely testify, and Mr. Trump is likely to decline the offer. His lawyers could also meet privately with the prosecutors in hopes of fending off criminal charges.
Any case would mark the first indictment of a former American president, and could upend the 2024 presidential race in which Mr. Trump remains a leading contender. It would also elevate Mr. Bragg to the national stage, though not without risk, and a conviction in the complex case is far from assured.
The payments to Daniels were to cover up an alleged affair between her and Trump. Bragg’s office chose to revive the investigation, which prosecutors used to charge former Trump attorney Michael Cohen with campaign finance violations.
Bragg’s predecessor considered charging Trump with violating election law for falsifying business records to misrepresent the payments but ultimately abandoned the idea.
In a lengthy statement, Trump lashed out about the news Thursday evening, saying in part:
I did absolutely nothing wrong, I never had an affair with Stormy Daniels, nor would I have wanted to have an affair with Stormy Daniels.
This is a political Witch-Hunt, trying to take down the leading candidate, by far, in the Republican Party while at the same time also leading all Democrats in the polls, including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
It’s time for the removal of the OBiden regime and Soros bought and paid for corrupt scum bag NY justice dept.
We all know that this is BS pertaining to Stormy Daniels, she admitted she and her Thug lawyer lied and made up the whole affair . She was made to pay $100,000 plus court costs for her lies . Trump was found not guilty ! Deep state is trying anything to keep Trump from becoming president !
Just another attempt by the sick media or vultures along with sick Hilary, sick Obama, sick Comey, sick Wray & Garland to discredit Trump.
Bring it on! He has won over all these sickos & will continue to do so. Trump may be full of himself but he has a very very loyal, strong voter base who is willing to support & believe in him. He has fought for this country as no one else has & the american people remember this. Americans are tired of Biden, his sick administration, FBI, DOJ, fed up, frustrated, angry! How much do these sickos they can get by with?? Americans have long memories.
Trump is the greatest President probably since Andrew Jackson! And that’s why they (Demons, Rinos, the Deep State, the technocrats, and the plutocrats) HATE him! He cannot be bought or blackmailed. He is their worst nightmare, and their undoing. They know that if they fail to bring him down, the game is up and they are lost!
god continues to bless his globalists and all his globalist puppets; soros and chester biden and zelensky and his demonrat criminal party and his rino criminal party and his media and his altar boy raping demonrat priests and all his CRIMINAL organizations; doj, fbi, cdc, irs, usps, fisa, tsa, fcc, fda, cia, un, nato etc .
VALSIMIR: WHAT A CROCK OF BULLSCHITT! GOD ID NOT BLESSING THESE TRAITORS, HE IS SETTING THEM UP! OBVIOUSLY YOU KNOW NOTHING OF THE BIBLE. IT IS ALL IN GODs TIME! STFU
Yeah right, the headline should read. “The prosecutor is making up his own laws to indict Trump” And with the corrupted courts in New York, no doubt they will swallow the made up laws!