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It is about the payment of the Trump candidate Stormy Daniels to prevent disclosure of the affair between them.

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It is about the payment of the Trump candidate Stormy Daniels to prevent disclosure of the affair between them.

JIM LO SCALZO/EPA

A new Manhattan prosecutor’s office is once again investigating former US President Donald Trump’s role in secret payments to a pornographic actress during the 2016 presidential campaign.

At the time, prosecutors were investigating a secret cash payment that Trump’s presidential nominee made to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels to prevent her from going public with her alleged sexual relationship with the then presidential candidate, which would have violated New York law. state of York.

Under the leadership of new Manhattan prosecutor Alvin L. Bragg, prosecutors are returning to the original focus of the investigation, and it remains to be seen if there will be new charges against Trump, who has just nominated a new presidential candidate. , in 2024.

If the prosecutor indicts Trump without any new evidence, risk closing the case judge or appellate court.

To support the investigation, according to The New York Times, the prosecutor could try another strategy that hasn’t worked so far: pressure Allen Weisselberg, Trump’s 2016 campaign chief financial officer and the only defendant in the case, to cooperate. .

The Trump family business, the Trump Organization, went on trial Oct. 31 in New York on tax evasion charges, and last week Weisselberg, who pleaded guilty, testified and defended the thesis that he acted alone and without the knowledge of the Trump family🇧🇷

The former president also faces criminal charges from the US Department of Justice for illegal possession of classified documents that were found at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, and for his role in the January 6 attack on the Capitol. 2021 and further meddling in the results of the 2020 elections in the state of Georgia.

Trump is also involved in several civil lawsuits in New York, including a civil lawsuit filed by Democrat New York Attorney General Letitia James that accuses him and his three children of fraudulently manipulating the value of company assets.

Trump could still face trial next year in a new libel lawsuit filed by journalist and writer E. Jean Carroll, who accuses the former president of rape in 1995.

Source: Observador

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