An alleged one-night stand between Donald Trump and a porn star occurred shortly before the 2016 presidential election. The soon-to-be president swiftly refuted Stormy Daniels’ allegations of a one-night fling in 2006, when Trump’s third wife Melania was expecting his now-16-year-old son Barron. A year after Trump wed his wife Melania, they got acquainted at a charity golf event in Lake Tahoe and were pictured there.
Trump has stated he never had a relationship with Daniels and has denied all wrongdoing. A payment to Daniels is said to have been made, and the case did not proceed to trial. The payment was described as a personal concern rather than a campaign expense by Trump, who has strongly denied having an affair with Daniels.
Democrats are bringing up the subject once again now that the former president has recently declared his candidacy for president in 2024. These people will stop at nothing to prevent Trump from making America great again.
According to a story in The Daily Mail, Donald Trump’s legal case over the payments to Daniels is reportedly being reopened by Manhattan’s woke district attorney. According to reports, Alvin Bragg is looking into possible connections between Trump and the $130,000 unlawful payment to Stormy Daniels made just before the 2016 presidential election. Former District Attorney Cyrus Vance previously investigated whether Trump’s payment violated any state laws and whether any records kept by The Trump Organization were altered during the investigation.
Early in the year, it seemed as though that investigation had ended. In New York, falsifying company records is a minor offense. Prosecutors would have to prove that Trump fabricated the hush-money records in order to aid in the commission or concealment of a second crime in order to make it a crime.
The payment was made by Michael Cohen, the president’s former attorney, who was sentenced to three years in prison after admitting in 2018 to campaign finance violations connected to the payments as part of an investigation by the federal government. Cohen has consistently claimed that he was carrying out Trump’s instructions. Trump eventually reimbursed Cohen for the money, which Bragg will certainly try to use as evidence that the two men conspired.
The New York Times claims that Bragg’s plan has never been successful. He is allegedly using Allen Weisselberg, the former chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, as leverage to strengthen his case. Weisselberg already entered into a plea agreement for tax offenses relating to gifts and contributions he got while working for Trump, but he has refused to turn informer against the former president.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Prosecutors are now looking in particular at whether The Trump Organization’s finance chief, Allen Weisselberg, might be pressured into cooperating with the renewed probe, according to the Times.
Bragg is said to hope threatening him with fresh insurance fraud charges could change that. He has been accused of giving insurers a figure for Trump organization assets without having them properly valued. Weisselberg is already facing a stretch in the notorious Rikers Island prison over the tax charges – with the prospect of a long stretch, there is a potentially-powerful bargaining tool in Bragg’s armor. CONTINUE READING…