According to his attorney, former President Donald Trump currently has “no plans” to testify in a grand jury investigation currently being conducted into his alleged involvement in the $130,000 hush money payment made to former pornography performer Stormy Daniels back during the 2016 presidential election. These people are determined to try and destroy Trump and prevent him from having any sort of shot at a second four-year term in the White House.
They know if he is allowed to get back in there, he’ll undo everything Biden did during his term and they will be right back where they started at the end of the Obama era. If Trump were to win the GOP nomination and defeat Biden, the hope of conservatives is that he will be able to get the country back on track and pave the way for others like him to take over in the White House after he leaves.
“We have no plans on participating in that proceeding,” Trump attorney Joe Tacopina said during an interview with ABC News on Monday. “Decision needs to be made still. There’s been no deadline set, so we’ll wait and see.”
“The criminal investigation into Trump’s payment to Daniels, who says that she had an affair with the former president, has lasted five years. The case involves a payment that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who pled guilty to felony charges related to the payment, made to Daniels during the presidential race,” the Daily Wire reported.
A report from the New York Times stated that Cohen will testify this week, going on to describe the move as a “sign that prosecutors are poised to indict the former president for his role in paying hush money.”
“The report said that it would be highly unlikely at this point for prosecutors to not seek an indictment given the amount of relevant witnesses questioned in front of the grand jury and the offer for Trump to testify,” the Daily Wire said. “Daniels’ representatives contacted the National Enquirer about her story during the campaign, but the publication was not interested in buying the exclusive rights to it. The publication’s publisher brokered a deal between Cohen and Daniels.”
Writer Ryan Saavedra said that the potential issue that Trump faces concerns how his company paid Cohen for the alleged hush payment. The expense was recorded as a legal expense and the company went on to cite a retainer agreement with Cohen. The agreement did not exist and the reimbursement wasn’t connected to any other legal services provided by Cohen, which leads to a possible misdemeanor criminal charge of falsifying business records.
The report went on to reveal that the former president signed several of the checks that were made out to Cohen during the time he was serving as commander-in-chief.
“The New York Times reported last week that prosecutors can elevate the misdemeanor to a felony if they can prove that Trump’s ‘intent to defraud’ included an intent to commit or conceal a second crime,'” the Daily Wire continued.
Prosecutors are making the case that the second crime is that the hush money payment was an improper donation to the Trump campaign due to the money being used to prevent a story from coming out that would benefit his run for president.
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