Trump under investigation for secret payment to pornographic actress
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The new Manhattan attorney’s office will re-investigate former US President Donald Trump’s role in a secret payment to a pornographic actress during the 2016 presidential campaign.

At the time, the Public Prosecutor’s Office investigated the secret payment, in cash, that Trump’s electoral candidacy made to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels, to prevent her from making public an alleged sexual relationship with the then presidential candidate, which would violate the law of New York state.

Under the command of the new Manhattan prosecutor, Alvin L. Bragg, the Public Prosecutor’s Office returns to the original focus of the investigation, and it is not yet known whether there will be new accusations against Trump, who has just announced a new presidential candidacy, in 2024.

If the prosecutor charges Trump without any new evidence, he risks having the case thrown out by a judge or a court of appeal.

According to The New York Times, to support the investigation, the prosecutor may try another strategy, which has not worked so far: pressuring Allen Weisselberg – finance director of the Trump campaign in 2016 and the only person accused in this case – to cooperate.

Trump’s family business, the Trump Organization, went on trial on October 31 in New York accused of involvement in tax evasion, and last week Weisselberg – who pleaded guilty – testified and defended the thesis that he acted alone. and unbeknownst to the Trump family.

The former president also faces possible 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, as well as his role in the attack on the Capitol, on 6 January 2021 and further interference in the results of the 2020 election in the state of Georgia.

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

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

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