Trump insists ‘there was no crime, period’, says Manhattan prosecutors should be investigated
BREAKING NEWS: Trump insists ‘there was no crime, period’ and now says Manhattan Democratic prosecutors should be investigated for ‘interference’ in election – as the White House says it is NOT preparing for riots if the ex-president is arrested
- Trump published on Truth Social Sunday that he is not guilty of any crime, not even a misdemeanor
- He called for an investigation into Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who is likely to indict Trump for falsifying business records.
- The former president said he expected to be arrested as early as Tuesday
Former President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday that there “was no crime” in the payments he allegedly made to porn star Stormy Daniels as he demanded that Democratic prosecutors in New York are being investigated for “interference” in the election.
The former president said he expected to be arrested as soon as Tuesday on New York state charges related to a payment he made before the 2016 presidential election, as he urged his supporters to “protest, protest, protest”.
Prosecutors say he violated a New York law that prohibits falsifying business records when he marked a $130,000 payment to Daniels as a “legal fee.”
But Trump claimed on Sunday he was guilty of no crime, not even a misdemeanor, as he blasted “prosecutor misconduct and interference in an election.”
“Investigate the investigators,” he insisted.
Former President Donald Trump insisted he was not guilty of any crime in a post on Truth Social Sunday. He is pictured here waving to a crowd ahead of the NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championships on Saturday
In his lengthy message on Sunday, Trump denounced Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg
In his lengthy message on Sunday, Trump denounced Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who is expected to indict the former president on criminal charges in the coming days.
“When Alvin Bragg first took office, he made it 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 media started pushing him, and pushing him hard, and lo and behold, he said there might just be a case after all.
“I knew what that meant – he was being pushed to do something that shouldn’t be done,” Trump said. “He was not ready to stand up to Soros and the Marxists who are destroying our country!”
Then, in a follow-up post, Trump insisted there was “no crime, period.”
“All of the other of the many Democratic law enforcement officers who reviewed it agreed,” he noted. “Cy Vance too, and Bragg too. But then much later [sic]. he changed his mind. Well, I wonder why?
At that time, Trump accused Bragg of “prosecutory misconduct” and “interference in an election,” as he called for an investigation into Bragg’s investigation.
The New York prosecutor had previously presented evidence to a New York grand jury regarding the payment of $130,000 to Daniels in exchange for his silence on an alleged affair.
The payment was listed as a “legal fee,” which Bragg’s office says is a violation of New York law that prohibits falsifying business records.
Trump has repeatedly denied those claims, and his attorney has accused Daniels – whose real name is Stephanie Clifford – of extortion.
Yet he refused to testify before the grand jury in his case.