(RepublicanDaily.org) – Former President Donald Trump faces more legal woes as he is invited to appear before a grand jury in a “hush money” probe, The New York Times reported. The Manhattan district attorney’s office is looking into the allegations that Trump paid “hush money” to adult film star Stormy Daniels, NBC reported. Daniels had reportedly slept with the former president. If charges are brought against Trump from the Stormy Daniels case, then it would be the “first indictment of a former president,” Newsweek reported. Trump reportedly denies the affair, and any associated law breaking, and paid $130,000 to cover it up, media reports stated.
Trump was not subpoenaed to court and will not be forced to appear before the jury, NBC reported. Rather, he is being invited to testify before the grand jury in New York if he chooses.
As prosecutors pursued Trump for the various allegations against him, Trump took to his Truth Social handle to protest, stating that the Democrats were “using” their prosecutors to “try to steal” another election. He accused the Manhattan district attorney Alvan Bragg of caring more about the effort to take the election than the many crimes occurring in New York City, in statements that Newsweek called “raging.”
Trump argued that, in the 2024 election, it would be harder for Democrats to “cheat and rig” the election, which is why, he reasoned, they were using their prosecutors instead to come after him and other Republicans.
In addition to the Stormy Daniels case, Trump phases possible indictments from the findings of a special counsel in Fulton County, Georgia, as well as from his possession of presidential documents which he transported to Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Springs, Florida after his term as president had expired. The special counsel involved in the Mar-a-Lago probe recently asked a judge to overturn Trump’s immunity claims in the probe, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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