BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump likely WILL face criminal charges over Stormy Daniels hush money payment after Manhattan DA invited him to testify before grand jury
- Former President Donald Trump will likely face charges for his role in hush-money payments given in his behalf ahead of the 2016 election
- Porn star Stormy Daniels and Playmate Karen McDougal were paid so they wouldn’t speak publicly of having ‘affairs’ with Trump
- The New York Times reported that Trump’s lawyers were informed an indictment could be coming and gave him the option of appearing before a grand jury
Former President Donald Trump will likely face charges for his role in hush-money payments given to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playmate Karen McDougal ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
The New York Times reported Thursday that Trump’s lawyers were informed by the Manhattan district attorney’s office that the ex-president could face criminal charges, citing four sources close to the investigation.
Prosecutors gave Trump the option to appear before a state grand jury that’s been assembled since January and has been hearing evidence in the case, generally a sign that an individual will be indicted.
Several of Trump’s top advisers have been spotted going into the Manhattan district attorney’s office in recent days including former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and ex-White House communications director Hope Hicks.
An indictment of Trump will make American history, as no ex-president of the United States has ever faced criminal charges after leaving office.
Former President Donald Trump (left) will likely face charges for his role in hush-money payments given to porn star Stormy Daniels (right) and Playmate Karen McDougal ahead of the 2016 presidential election
Manhattan’s District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s (pictured) office has been investigating whether any state laws were broken over hush-money payments were made to a porn star and Playboy playmate on behalf of Trump ahead of the 2016 presidential election
President Richard Nixon, who left office over his role in the Watergate break-in, was pardoned by his Republican successor, President Gerald Ford, before any criminal charges could be brought.
Trump already escaped being charged with a crime for his role in the hush-money payments by federal investigators.
Trump’s former lawyer turned critic, Michael Cohen, was the only person ensnared in the federal probe.
He facilitated the payments between Trump and Daniels and McDougal, both of whom claimed to have had sexual relations with the married businessman and reality TV star.
Once the federal investigation concluded, Manhattan’s District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg took the investigation up, to see if any New York state laws were broken.