Criminally accused, Donald Trump will appear in court, the first for an American president. He was charged in a case of buying the silence of a porn star in 2016 and is scheduled to appear in criminal court in New York on April 4, 2023, an unprecedented historical event for a former North- American, who denounced on Thursday a “political persecution“.
The former tenant of the White House, who dreams of winning it in 2024, is officially charged by the Manhattan prosecutor Alvin Bragg, an associate justice of the State of New York, for a case of payment and reimbursement, just before the November 2016 presidential election, $130,000 to pornographic actress and director Stormy Daniels. “We expect the reading of the charge to take place on Tuesday“, his lawyer Susan Necheles said in an email to AFP.
A spokesman for the local prosecutor’s office had previously indicated that they had arranged with the defense of Melania Trump’s husband “handing it over to the Manhattan district attorney for a Supreme Court impeachment hearing“, a court, according to a statement issued after a grand jury — a citizen’s court with investigative powers that works in concert with prosecutors — voted in favor of that indictment. That act and the lawsuits remain “sealed” for now.
Donald Trump claims to be the victim of a witch hunt
CNN mentions about thirty charges revolving around fraud to conceal the circulation and accounting in late 2016 of the $130,000. The 45th President of the United States ridiculed in a press release a “political persecution and interference in elections” 2024 presidential elections. He denounced a “witch hunt“WHO”it will turn against Biden“, the Democratic president elected in November 2020 and whom Donald Trump has been accusing for more than two years of having”stolen“his victory.
On his social network Truth Social, the billionaire, who has altered the political system and the balance of power in the United States since 2015, blasted opponents he did not name: “They are suing me in a false and shameful way because they know I am on the side of the American people and I cannot get a fair trial in New York!“, his mostly Democratic hometown.
Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, who has worked with justice for almost six years, exclaimed on Twitter about this decision but said that she did not want to “.waste your champagne“. His attorney Clark Brewster released: “no one is above the law“.
For years, New York justice has tried to determine whether the 76-year-old former Republican president was guilty of misrepresentation, a misdemeanor, or violating campaign finance laws, a felony, by paying money to Stormy Daniels, just before his presidential victory in November 2016. To what end? So he hides an alleged extramarital affair that dates back to 2006.
Source : Pure People