Trump insists ‘there was no crime, period’ and says Manhattan’s prosecutors should be investigated
BREAKING NEWS: Trump insists ‘there was no crime, period’ and now says Manhattan’s Democratic prosecutors should be investigated for ‘election interference’ – as White House says it is NOT preparing for riots if the ex-president is arrested
- Trump posted on Truth Social Sunday that he is not guilty of committing any crime, not even a felony
- He called for an investigation into Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who is likely to indict Trump on charges of falsifying business records
- The former president has said he expects to be arrested on Tuesday
Former President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday that there was “no crime” involved in the payments he allegedly made to porn star Stormy Daniels as he demanded that New York’s Democratic prosecutors be investigated for “interfering” with the election.
The former president has said he expects to be arrested as early as Tuesday on New York State charges related to a payment he made ahead of the 2016 presidential election, urging his supporters to “protest, protest, protest’.
Prosecutors allege he violated a New York law that prohibits falsifying business records when he classified a $130,000 payment to Daniels as “legal expenses.”
But Trump claimed on Sunday that he is not guilty of committing any crime, not even a felony, while criticizing “prosecution misconduct and election interference.”
“Investigate the detectives,” he insisted.
Former President Donald Trump insisted he is not guilty of any crimes in a post on Truth Social Sunday. He’s pictured here waving at Saturday’s NCAA Division 1 wrestling championships
In his lengthy post on Sunday, Trump lashed out at Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg
In his lengthy post on Sunday, Trump lashed out at Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who is expected to charge the former president with criminal charges in the coming days.
“When Alvin Bragg first took office, he made it very clear that, like many other prosecutors, there would be no case against Donald J. Trump,” he wrote. “Then the Biden administration, the Democrats and the fake news media started pressuring him, and pressuring him hard, and lo and behold, he said there might be a case after all.
“I knew what that meant — he was forced to do something he shouldn’t,” Trump claimed. “He was not prepared to take on Soros and the Marxists who are destroying our country!”
Then, in a follow-up post, Trump stressed that there was “no crime, period.”
“Every other of the many Democratic law enforcement officers who watched it took a pass,” he noted. So did Cy Vance, and so did Bragg. But much later [sic]. he changed his mind. Gosh, I wonder why?’
At the time, Trump accused Bragg of “prosecution misconduct” and “election interference” while calling for an investigation into Bragg’s investigation.
The New York City District Attorney had previously presented evidence to a New York grand jury regarding the payment of $130,000 to Daniels in exchange for her silence over an alleged affair.
The payment was listed as “legal fees,” which Bragg’s office says is a violation of New York law that prohibits falsifying business records.
Trump has repeatedly denied these claims, and his attorney has accused Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — of racketeering.
Yet he refused to testify before the grand jury in his case.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is about to sue the former president for hush money payments he made to Stormy Daniels.
Daniels has come forward to discuss the affair and detailed how she received $130,000 from the Trump campaign