- Donald Trump has launched a preemptive assault on Alvin Bragg forward of a doable indictment.
- Bragg is the prosecutor overseeing the Stormy Daniels hush cash funds case.
- Trump could also be indicted in the approaching days following testimony from his former fixer, Michael Cohen.
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday night launched a preemptive assault against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
In a Truth Social post, Trump said he’s “completely innocent” and “did nothing wrong.”
“Now Democrats are at it again, pushing the ‘Nuclear Button’ and attacking a President because of a disgraced extortionist,” Trump wrote, doubtless referring to Stormy Daniels — the grownup movie actress who says she had an affair with Trump in 2006.
In his assertion, Trump accused Bragg — with out substantiation or proof — of being a “George Soros-backed Radical Left Democrat prosecutor” and operating a “sham” investigation against him.
There isn’t any proof that Soros — a lightning rod for right-wing conspiracy theories — has something to do with Bragg’s investigation into Trump. Trump didn’t elaborate on what sort of help he thinks Soros is giving Bragg.
In his post on Thursday, Trump also appealed to his supporters to sympathize with him, writing: “If the Democrats can do this to President Trump, they can do it to you.”
Trump also falsely claimed the investigation is only taking place as a result of he is forward in the polls “by a large margin against both Democrats and Republicans.”
There isn’t any proof that Trump’s polling has factored into Bragg’s ongoing investigation — the DA’s office has been wanting into the case for years. Trump was named as “Individual-1” in the 2018 charging paperwork for his former private lawyer and turned nemesis, Michael Cohen.
Cohen pleaded responsible to campaign finance charges associated to the hush cash funds scheme. He was sentenced in December 2018 to a few years in jail and was disbarred in February 2019 by the New York Supreme Court.
Trump is privately beefing up his workers so he can ramp up assaults against Bragg, The New York Times reported, citing two people near Trump. Part of the Trump camp’s game plan is to unfold allegations that President Joe Biden is behind Bragg’s investigation, per The Times.
There is now an actual probability that Trump could also be criminally indicted in New York. Bragg is investigating whether or not Trump’s funds to Daniels violate New York election and doc legal guidelines and if it must be thought of an unlawful Trump campaign expense.
Trump has persistently denied allegations that he had an affair with Daniels. He also denied that he paid her $130,000 price of hush cash to keep quiet concerning the relationship before the 2016 election.
Cohen completed testifying in entrance of a New York grand jury on Wednesday.
“At the end of the day, Donald Trump needs to be held accountable for his dirty deeds, if in fact, that’s the way that the facts play out,” Cohen said on Wednesday.
A spokesman for Trump and representatives for Bragg on the Manhattan District Attorney’s office didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s requests for remark despatched outdoors common enterprise hours.