Trump would be invited to testify before a grand jury in New York
Two weeks before the November 2016 election, Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, paid $130,000 to Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford.
Prosecutors new -Yorkers offered former US President Donald Trump to testify before a grand jury as part of an investigation into bribes allegedly paid to a pornographic actress, a procedure that could lead to an indictment of the former head of state, US media reported Thursday.
The New York Times and the Washington Postclaim that Mr. Trump was asked to testify next week about a $130,000 sum paid just before the 2016 presidential election to the porn actress known as Stormy Daniels , who claims to have had an affair with the former president.
The two dailies cite people with knowledge of the proceedings conducted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat who took office in January.
According to the New York Times, a proposal such as this almost always means an indictment is near.
If an indictment is filed, Donald Trump could be the first ex-US president ever charged.
Mr. Trump, who has already declared himself a candidate for a new race for the White House, is the subject of several investigations, at the federal and state levels, into several possible wrongdoings. before, during and after his term, but for which he has not been charged.
An indictment could affect on his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election.
Two weeks before the November 2016 election, Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, paid $130,000 to Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, so it is suspected that she would not go public with an intimate relationship she allegedly had with the mogul; real estate a few years earlier. Mr. Cohen said he was later reimbursed.
If not properly accounted for, Mr. Cohen's reimbursement could result in Mr. Trump being indicted for misdemeanor in New York, or even felony if it was to cover up a second misdemeanor, according to New York Times.