Hours after New York prosecutors investigating Donald Trump’s clandestine payment to porn star Stormy Daniels said they would not be intimidated, the former US president warned of possible “death and destruction” should he face criminal charges,
Friday’s post on Trump’s Truth social media site was the latest in a series of verbal attacks on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg since last Saturday, when the Republican incorrectly predicted he would be arrested. three days later.
Trump falsely maintains that his 2020 defeat was the result of fraud — a claim that inspired his supporters to launch a deadly January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol in a failed attempt to stop Congress from certifying the election of Democrat Joe Biden , who surpassed Republican Trump by more than 7 million votes.
“What kind of person can charge another person, in this case a former President of the United States, who has won more votes than any incumbent president in history, and the leading candidate (by far!) for the Republican Party nomination, with a crime? , when it is known by all that NO crime was committed, and also known that the potential death and destruction on such a false charge could be catastrophic for our country?” wrote Trump, who is seeking the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
Bragg’s office, in a letter to Republican congressional committee chairmen on Thursday, disputed their legitimacy to investigate his office, and said Trump “raised a false expectation that he would be detained” in a published post. last Saturday. The letter called the presidents’ request for communications, documents, and testimony an “illegal incursion into the sovereignty of New York.”
Stormy Daniels, an actress and adult film director whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said she was paid money in exchange for keeping silent about a sexual encounter she had with Trump in 2006. Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels and called the payment “simple private transaction”. He has said he has not committed a crime and has maintained that the investigation is politically motivated.
The Manhattan grand jury investigating Trump is not expected to meet until next week.
Source: CNN Brasil
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