After the accusations against Lady Di and on the eve of his next book, Donald Trump he said he could go to jail. The former president is accused of “buying the silence” of a porn actress for $130,000.
The 76-year-old former president, with aspirations to White House in 2024called his followers to protest, putting the forces of order on alert, while the open judicial investigation against the former US president progresses.
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Although the version was to prevent the alleged sexual relationship between the magnate Donald Trump and the porn star from being made public. Stormy Daniels. The woman published a book about her relationship with the Republican candidate that the newspaper “The Guardian” public. In it, Daniels confessed to having received $130,000 in exchange for not ruling on the issue.
Will Trump be found guilty?
Although the New York State Attorney’s Office for the District of Manhattan, Alvin Bragg, has not confirmed that he plans to formally impeach Trumpthe announcement made by the former president on Saturday keeps the United States in suspense.
In the United States, prosecutors can present witnesses and evidence to a panel of citizens known as a grand jury, which decides whether charges are warranted.
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Last week, Daniels cooperated with the grand jury in this case. Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who acknowledged making the payment to Daniels and said he was later reimbursed, also testified before the panel. Trump was also invited to testify, though he declined.
“Prosecutors almost never invite the subject of investigation to testify before the grand jury unless they plan to indict that individual,” said Bennett Gershman, a Pace University law professor and former prosecutor.
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An impeachment by Trump would start a process that could last several months. In the immediate term, it must be determined what the arrest, or more likely the handing over of Trump to the authorities, would be, given the “non-violent” nature of the charges and the fact that he is a former president, the agency reported. AFP.
“This is unprecedented and there is no defined procedure,” he told the AFP former US Secret Service agent Robert McDonald, now a professor of criminal justice at the University of New Haven. According to the expert, the Secret Service, in charge of protecting high-ranking dignitaries, will coordinate with Bragg’s office so that Trump appears in court without his arrival becoming a “show.”
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Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti tweeted Saturday that he expects Trump to “voluntarily appear in court, be fingerprinted and searched, and be released on bail“.
Given Trump’s prominence and his ongoing 2024 presidential bid, the judge will likely not find that the Former President Is a Flight Risk and Trump Will Be Able to Leave After Indictmentprevious payment of a bond if required. “I suppose that will not be held overnightMcDonald estimated.
But some believe the former president could refuse to turn himself in, daring the Manhattan district attorney’s office to arrest him. “You could imagine Trump wanting to do that,” he told the AFP former prosecutor Shan Wu. “That’s something Bragg’s office would be fearing.”
Following Trump’s call on Saturday for his supporters to protest against a possible indictment against him, the authorities are on alert, given the violence that broke out on January 6, 2021, when pro-Trump protesters harassed the then-president. stormed the United States Capitol seeking to stop the certification of their electoral defeat.
Now, law enforcement, from the FBI at the federal level, to the New York police at the state level, have been coordinating since last week with a view to a formal indictment of the former president, in order to avoid possible riots, reported CNN and NBC citing anonymous sources.
Pro-Trump groups are already mobilizing. The New York Young Republican Club is promoting a “peaceful protest of Alvin Bragg’s heinous attack” on Trump on Monday in Manhattan, where the Court is located.
While authorities have given no indication that they expect violence near the courthouse, CNN cited unnamed sources as saying that law enforcement was evaluating the possibility of demonstrations by Trump supporters and opponents, with the risk of clashes.
Meanwhile, the Washington police department, the scene of the riots at the US Capitol two years ago, said on Sunday it was “not aware of any” protests in the capital related to the possible impeachment of Trump.
NT / ED
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