The district attorney’s office is looking into whether or not the Trump Organization broke the law by paying adult film actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money before the 2016 election.
According to Daniels, Trump negotiated the payment to her in exchange for her silence while he was running for president since he knew about their alleged romance from the mid-2000s.
Trump Executive Could Face Charges
Michael Cohen, Trump’s former longtime attorney and fixer, testified to Congress later that he paid Daniels and that Weisselberg knew about it and helped coordinate the reimbursements to Cohen, which were delivered in numerous instalments.
The DA’s probe has been in full swing for a few months now, ever since the Supreme Court ruled that state prosecutors may legally collect Trump’s private tax information.
A grand jury has been hearing testimony about Weisselberg and his ex-daughter-in-law. Jennifer has allegedly spoken with prosecutors and provided numerous boxes of documents she believes may be pertinent to the investigation to Insider’s Jacob Shamsian.
Even if the study suggested that charges against Weisselberg may be brought as soon as this summer, it is still unclear whether or not prosecutors intend to do so. To get him to flip and secure his assistance against a bigger fish, investigators may be increasing the pressure on him.
In any case, analysts agree that the probe into the Trump Organization is winding down. Also leaving office at the end of the year is District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., who is widely expected to rush through any final charging decisions he has to make before he leaves office.
Trump, for his part, has voiced his exasperation with both the DA’s probe and the ongoing inquiry by New York Attorney General Tish James on multiple occasions. James’ investigation has evolved from a civil to a criminal one, and her office has lately announced that it is collaborating with Vance’s.
Attorney General “made each of these comments BEFORE she was even elected, BEFORE she had seen a shred of proof,” he claimed, implying that she had not examined the evidence before making the claims. This sort of stuff occurs in failed third world countries, not the United States.
When President Trump, who frequently called for the prosecution and imprisonment of his political opponents, said, “If you can run for a prosecutor’s office pledging to take out your enemies, and be elected to that job by partisan voters who wish to enact political retribution, then we are no longer a free constitutional democracy,” he was emphatic. Thanks for reading our article Trump Executive Could Face Charges as Soon as This Summer.