President Trump just became the first former president to face criminal charges in U.S. history, according to the New York Times, yet the American people have been left in the dark with few details.
On Thursday, the Manhattan grand jury reportedly voted to indict Trump on unknown charges related to the infamous Stormy Daniels hush money case.
NYT, who first broke the news of indictment, speculated that the charges may be related to falsifying records related to the alleged hush money payment.
“Although the specific charges remain unknown, Mr. Bragg’s prosecutors have zeroed in on that hush money payment and the false records created by Mr. Trump’s company. A conviction is not a sure thing: An attempt to combine a charge relating to the false records with an election violation relating to the payment to Ms. Daniels would be based on a legal theory that has yet to be evaluated by judges, raising the possibility that a court could throw out or limit the charges.”
However, President Trump has denied paying the alleged hush money payment totaling $130,000 to buy Daniels’s silence on the supposed affair. Similarly, Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, wrote a letter in 2018 denying both participating in the affair and receiving hush money.
“The fact of the matter is that each party to this alleged affair denied its existence in 2006, 2011, 2016, 2017, and now again in 2018. I am not denying this affair because I was paid ‘hush money’ as has been reported in overseas owned tabloids. I am denying this affair because it never happened,” the letter from Daniels states.
Further, a letter to the Federal Election Commission from attorney for disgraced lawyer Michael Cohen admitted, “Mr. Cohen used his own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford.”
The letter continued, “Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the payment directly or indirectly.”
Despite that Daniels denies the affair and hush money payment and Cohen’s counsel’s admission that he made the $130,000 payment himself without Trump’s knowledge, the Manhattan DA appears committed to the “get Trump” mantra popular among the left.
Soros-backed District Attorney Alvin Bragg is set to advance the case that was previously dropped by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York in 2019 and tossed by the FEC in 2021, according to Fox News.
Since the indictment earlier this evening, the district attorney’s office has reportedly confirmed to The New York Times that prosecutors had contacted Trump’s attorney to organize his surrender and arraignment early next week.
NYT added that charges will be unsealed at that time.
Trump is not only a former president, but the leading candidate for the 2024 presidential election by far. The American public deserves expeditious and precise information regarding what exactly he is being charged with and an explanation of said charges considering the “exculpatory” evidence that has surfaced throughout this case.