On Sunday, former President Trump slammed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg of wrongdoing related to his office’s probe into an alleged bribe money payment and requested an inquiry into whether Bragg is interfering in the 2024 race.
Despite claims from unnamed sources that Bragg was investigating the process for indicting the former President, Trump predicted over the weekend that he would be detained on charges related to the inquiry on Tuesday. The next day, he posted on Truth Social, asserting that “there was no crime” and accusing Bragg of being politically motivated.
The 45th President said in another post published on Sunday that Democratic Representative David Bragg had initially decided not to continue the probe before changing his mind. Then, Trump claims that Bragg was pushed into filing charges against him by the Biden administration, the Democrats, and other groups.
Trump claimed that when Alvin Bragg initially took office, he made it apparent that there was no evidence against him, echoing the sentiments of many other prosecutors. He went on to claim that he initially denied a case. Still, after being pressured by the Fake News Media, Democrats, and the Biden Administration, he eventually admitted there might be a case.
Bragg is investigating whether Trump falsified business documents by not disclosing that he reimbursed his former lawyer Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payoff Cohen made to Stormy Daniels in 2016. Trump has claimed he did not have an affair with Daniels and denied any wrongdoing.
Trump, seeking the Republican nominee for President in 2024, did not mention the possibility of charges against him or whether or not he had been formally alerted of them in Truth Social tweets. Trump spokesman Steven Cheung told reporters that the President’s legal team had not been informed of any impending arrest.
Before his guilty plea in December 2018 on violations of campaign finance laws and other counts, Cohen testified that Trump authorized him to arrange the payment. A lawyer for Trump said in a statement on March 10 that prosecuting the President with any wrongdoing in the case would be extraordinary.
Trump’s attorney, Susan Necheles, has stated that it would be unprecedented and outrageous for the DA’s office to prosecute a victim of extortion with a crime because his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, a convicted liar, paid the extortionist.
No sitting or former President of the United States has ever been indicted or convicted of a crime. Trump has promised to keep campaigning even if he is convicted, and he is scheduled to speak at a rally in Waco, Texas, later this month.
Meanwhile, Trump is being investigated for possible criminal activity in Georgia in his efforts to change the state’s 2020 election results at the state level. Trump’s handling of government papers after leaving office and after the 2020 election is now being investigated by a special counsel appointed by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Trump has claimed that the investigations into him are politically motivated and denied any misconduct.