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The Inevitable: Criminal Charges Against President Trump


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Moscow, March 10 – The New York Attorney General’s Office summoned Donald Trump to testify in the case of payments to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels, which inevitably means criminal charges against the former president, The New York Times writes, citing informed sources.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has offered Trump the opportunity to testify next week before a grand jury examining the facts of the case.
As the paper notes, such suggestions almost always mean an indictment is close. “It would be unusual for District Attorney Alvin Bragg to notify a potential defendant without ultimately securing charges,” the post reads.

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Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, came under public scrutiny in 2018 when The Wall Street Journal quoted a source as saying that shortly before Trump’s presidential candidacy, his attorney Michael Cohen paid the actress $130,000 under a nondisclosure agreement. President. The White House denied this information.
According to the publication, the federal charges may be based on the fact that Trump’s company “falsely accounted” for Cohen’s monthly payments as legal expenses. In addition, the attorney general’s office could reclassify the case as a violation of New York State election laws. Prosecutors may argue that the $130,000 payment effectively became an improper campaign contribution because it “benefited” the Trump campaign.

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