Trump has issued a written statement regarding the New York Court Grand Jury’s indictment of him as part of the investigation into the $130,000 “silence” payment to Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had a sexual relationship.
“This is the highest level of political persecution and election interference in history,” Trump said, adding that “radical left Democrats are on a witch hunt to destroy the ‘Make America Great Again’ movement.”
Recalling Trump’s investigations against him, such as the Russia investigation and the FBI raiding his Mar-a-Lago mansion, “Democrats lied, cheated and stole as part of their obsession to ‘take over Trump’. But now it is unthinkable. they did it,” he said.
“There has never been anything like this before in the history of the country”
Noting that this action of the Democrats was an interference in the elections, Trump argued that he was completely innocent.
Stating that such an event has never happened before in the history of the country, Trump claimed that the justice system in the country was militarized. Trump, who is officially a candidate for the 2024 elections from the Republican Party, stated that the Democrats want to punish their political opponents for appearing ahead in the polls.
Former President Trump said, “Manhattan Attorney Alvin Bragg, carefully selected and funded by George Soros, is a disgrace. Instead of stopping the unprecedented crime wave that is taking over New York, he’s doing Joe Biden’s dirty work by ignoring the murders, thefts, and assaults he should be focusing on. ‘ he said.
“I believe this Witch Hunt will backfire on Joe Biden greatly,” Trump said, adding that together with his supporters, they will overcome it, defeat Biden, dismiss the Democrats, and make America great again.
Trump’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, announced that the New York Grand Jury voted to impeach Trump as part of the investigation into the $130,000 “silence” payment to adult movie star Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had sex outside of marriage.
Thus, Trump will become the first ex-US President in American history to appear in court for an accusation against him.
Trump, who is a candidate for the 2024 presidential election in the USA, announced on March 18 that he expected the arrest of the Manhattan District Attorney in connection with his investigation, and therefore called for protests.
“Shush share” payment
Stormy Daniels argued that she signed an agreement in 2016 for a payment of 130,000 dollars to remain silent about her alleged sexual intercourse with Trump, but that it was invalid because it was not signed by Trump.
While Trump denied Daniels’ allegations, Michael Cohen, who was Trump’s lawyer before the 2016 election campaign, confirmed that he paid Daniels $130,000 from his own account on Trump’s behalf.
Cohen claimed that the Trump companies later repaid him about $420,000 in bonuses.
Detained in December 2018 on charges of “lying” and “tax evasion” in the investigation into Trump’s election campaign, Cohen was sentenced to 3 years in court and sent to federal prison in Otisville in May 2019 to serve his sentence.
In those years, federal prosecutors did not need to initiate any investigation against Trump, while the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office initiated what is known as the “shutdown” payment.