Given Donald Trump’s long-running track record of escaping any and all consequences for a lifetime of bad behavior, you’d be forgiven for assuming that not a single one of the current criminal investigations into the ex-president’s conduct will lead to anything. But apparently, at least one of them might—and possibly soon!
NBC’s Laura Jarrett reported Friday that “multiple law enforcement agencies, both at the state, local, federal level, are having discussions about potential security precautions in the event that there was to be an indictment of the former president.” She cautioned that “we are not saying that charges have been filed, [and] we are not opining on what those charges might be. But the fact that the law enforcement officials at this high of a level are having such discussions shows you that this has reached a significant milestone…It is our reporting based off of five senior officials that this could happen as soon as next week.”
The Manhattan district attorney’s office impaneled a grand jury in January to hear testimony concerning Trump’s involvement in the 2016 hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, and jurors heard testimony earlier this week from former Trump attorney Michael Cohen. Cohen has previously stated that he paid Daniels $130,000 at Trump’s direction; he was reimbursed the money during Trump’s first year in office, with the then president signing checks in between official government business.
On Thursday, a spokesperson for Trump insisted in a statement that the former president is the victim of—you guessed it—a witch hunt. He also warned: “If the Democrats can do this to President Trump, they can do it to you.” (So think twice next time you pay a porn star six figures to keep quiet while running for president!)
If indicted and found guilty, Trump faces up to four years in prison.
And in case you’re wondering if this indictment business is a nasty rumor started by fake-news lefties…
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Remember the Minnesota Republican who voted against free school lunches because hunger “is a relative term”? He’s back, with other opinions to share.
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