NEW YORK (AP) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump is set to be indicted on Tuesday after an indictment in New York City, court officials said on Friday, adding that his formal surrender and arrest will be confirmed by the former U.S. commander-in-chief. He said that he presented a historical and shocking scene of being forced to surrender and stand by the judge.
While Trump and his lawyers prepared his defense, prosecutors in his hush-money case defended the grand jury investigation that propelled him to trial, but Republicans in Congress held everything back. described as politically motivated.
In a letter obtained by the Associated Press on Friday, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg told three Republican House committee chairs that such allegations were “misleading and unfounded,” It dismissed the congressional inquiry into the jury trial.
In a letter to Congressmen James Comer, Jim Jordan, and Brian Steil, Bragg said, “We will cease these inflammatory allegations, withdraw our requests for information, and seek criminal justice without unlawful political interference.” We strongly urge you to proceed with the House Speaker Kevin McCarthy vowed to use congressional oversight to investigate Bragg. from the Bragg office.
The Trump indictment, announced Thursday, follows a grand jury investigation into hush money paid to suppress allegations of extramarital sex during the 2016 presidential election.New York practice before indictment. According to the indictment itself remains sealed.
Republican Trump denies wrongdoing and denounces probe as ‘fraud’, ‘persecution’, unfair and a political blow intended to undermine his 2024 presidential run bottom. Trump’s attorney Joseph Tacopina said in a television interview Friday that he would “very vigorously” challenge the validity of the Manhattan grand jury indictment. Trump himself has directed his anger at new targets on what he calls “political persecution” on his social media platforms.
No ex-president has ever been charged with a crime, so there is no set of rules for prosecuting a crime. Trump is under the protection of the Secret Service, so an agent should always be by his side.
Bragg’s office said on Thursday it had contacted Trump’s lawyers to coordinate the transition. Before the court announced an arraignment date, Trump’s attorney Joseph Tacopina said Tuesday would likely be Trump’s surrender.
The study explored six-figure payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougall, both of whom had sexual relationships years before the married Trump entered politics. claimed to have. He denies having sexual relations with either woman.
Federal prosecutors argued in a 2018 criminal case against Cohen that the payments amounted to unlawful support for the Trump campaign.Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance charges, but federal prosecutors said White Didn’t take action against Trump in the House. However, some of their court filings indirectly suggested that he was someone who knew about the payment arrangements.
The New York indictment comes as Mr. Trump is battling other investigations that could have serious legal repercussions.
In Atlanta, prosecutors are considering whether he committed a crime when he tried to persuade Georgia officials to reverse his narrow defeat to Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
At the federal level, a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department is also investigating Trump’s efforts to reveal the results of the national election. Additionally, the special counsel is investigating how and why Trump kept a cache of top-secret government documents at his club and at his Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, and whether the former president or We are investigating whether his agent tried to obstruct those investigations. document.