Threatened with indictment, Trump denounces “election interference” by “thugs”

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<p><strong>Threatened with criminal charges in New York in a case of purchase in 2016 of the silence of a porn actress, the former president of the United States Donald Trump denounced Monday evening on television “a scam” and “electoral interference” orchestrated by “thugs” before the presidential election of 2024.</strong> </p>
<p>The former tenant of the White House (2017- 2021) aged 76, who dreams of “reclaiming” her in November 2024, must answer before the justice of the State of New York and his attorney for Manhattan, Alvin Bragg, for a payment of 130,000 dollars to the actress and pornographic filmmaker Stormy Daniels.</p>
<p> While the press was buzzing with rumors of a possible indictment, Donald Trump had pulled off a coup on the morning of March 18 by claiming without the slightest evidence on his social network Truth Social that he would be “arrested” and would appear in a New York court on March 21 to be charged.</p>
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But nothing is has since passed. And America is suspended again this week on this hypothetical indictment, which would be unprecedented against a former American president.

Presidential “stolen”

In an interview on conservative favorite channel Fox News, taped from his Mar-a-Lago, Florida home and aired Monday night, Donald Trump called Prosecutor Bragg's investigation a “scam.”

“I don't know if it's good or bad (for his candidacy in 2024, editor's note). In my opinion, this is a way of cheating in the elections. It's electoral interference,” accused the Republican billionaire, who has been claiming without foundation for nearly two and a half years that the November 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from him by Democratic President Joe Biden.

< p> “We are dealing with dishonest people and thugs, and people, I believe, who hate our country”, denounced the businessman in this first interview for ages on Fox News, television of the New Corp media empire. of Rupert Murdoch, with whom relations deteriorated after his electoral defeat in 2020.

For several years, New York justice has sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was guilty of misrepresentation, a minor offense, or breach of campaign finance laws, a criminal offense, by having paid money to porn actress Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, just before her November 2016 presidential victory.

For what purpose? For her to keep quiet about an alleged extramarital affair ten years earlier, according to the prosecution.

“False expectation”

Accused by the former president and Republican parliamentarians of having a “political motive”, prosecutor Bragg, an elected Democrat at the head of the Manhattan prosecution since 2022, replied last Thursday by mail that the businessman had “created a false media expectation” on his indictment and denounced an “interference” in the investigation.

Alvin Bragg

At a campaign meeting on Saturday in Texas, Mr. Trump, singled out by the Washington Post and New York Timesto flirt at times with inciting violence from his supporters, had denied “any wrongdoing” and any affair with Stormy Daniels.

He reaffirmed as much Monday night on Fox News.

< p>Saturday night, on the plane back from Texas, he had even claimed that the case was “bogus, the kind of bogus business they have absolutely nothing about”.

“ I think they have already dropped the case,” he told political media Axios.

And the 45th President of the United States to drive home the point on Sunday on Truth Social: “The Manhattan District Attorney's witch-hunt on me is DEAD.”

On Monday, according to the court press in New York, A grand jury — a citizens' panel with broad investigative powers that is working alongside prosecutors to eventually pass criminal charges — has reconvened in Manhattan court to hear from a witness in the Stormy Daniels case. p>

If this grand jury, whose confidential hearings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, votes for an indictment, Prosecutor Bragg will have to comply and make it public.

Within days which will follow, former President Trump will then have to “go” to the Manhattan court to be served by a judge with his indictment, to be briefly placed “under arrest”, photographed and his fingerprints taken.< /p>

He will then have to plead guilty or not guilty.

In principle, the next grand jury meeting will be on Wednesday.