‘I NEVER HAD AN AFFAIR’: Trump denies having intercourse with ‘Stormy “Horseface” Daniels’ and accuses ‘radical’ Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg of specializing in his ‘hush funds’ over violent crime in New York

  • Witness testimony within the case is about to start this week in Decrease Mahattan
  • Former Nationwide Enquirer writer David Pecker was seen getting into the constructing
  • Daniels alleges she had a short fling with the married Trump in 2006 

Donald Trump lambasted Manhattan District Lawyer Alvin Bragg as a ‘radical’ prosecutor on Monday for inspecting alleged ‘hush cash’ funds to porn star Stormy Daniels.

It comes after the New York Occasions reported a grand jury is about to listen to witness testimony this week concerning the former president’s alleged position within the funds, made to maintain Daniels quiet throughout his 2016 marketing campaign. She claims to have slept with him in 2006.

However Trump denied the affair in a forceful message on his Fact Social app and derided Daniels as ‘Horseface.’

He additionally accused Bragg of spending extra time investigating him than going after crime in New York Metropolis, and claims the Democrat leaked the grand jury report back to the press himself.

Donald Trump lashed out at reports that a grand jury has started hearing from witnesses over alleged 'hush money' payments

Donald Trump lashed out at stories {that a} grand jury has began listening to from witnesses over alleged ‘hush cash’ funds 

‘With murders and violent crime surging like by no means earlier than in New York Metropolis, the Radical Left Manhattan D.A., Alvin Bragg, simply leaked to the Pretend Information Media that they’re nonetheless going after the Stormy ”Horseface” Daniels,’ Trump wrote on Monday afternoon.

‘Working carefully with the Weaponized Justice Division, this can be a continuation of the Biggest Witch Hunt of all time. They way back missed the Statute of Limitations, & I just lately received massive cash towards “Stormy” within the ninth Circuit – NEVER HAD AN AFFAIR. That is previous information!’

His ‘massive cash’ line is probably going in reference to a choose just lately ordering Daniels to pay practically $300,000 in Trump’s authorized feels after her defamation lawsuit towards him failed.

In the meantime Prosecutors in Bragg’s workplace are laying out their ‘hush cash’ case, which might probably result in prison prices, in accordance with the New York Occasions. 

Trump has maintained his denial of the alleged 2006 affair with porn star Stormy Daniels

Trump has maintained his denial of the alleged 2006 affair with porn star Stormy Daniels

Daniels claims to have slept with Trump whereas he was married to former First Woman Melania Trump, who had given delivery to their son Barron lower than six months earlier than their transient fling. 

Trump’s former private lawyer Michael Cohen beforehand admitted to paying $130,000 to Daniels, whose actual identify is Stephanie Clifford, to maintain her silent concerning the alleged affair throughout the 2016 marketing campaign. 

Cohen pleaded responsible to violating marketing campaign finance legislation in 2018 and sentenced to a few years in jail for arranging the cost and a nondisclosure settlement. 

He advised a choose on the time that they have been made ‘in coordination with and on the route of a candidate for federal workplace.’

Trump's former 'fixer' Michael Cohen admitted to paying hush money to Daniels over the matter

Trump’s former ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen admitted to paying hush cash to Daniels over the matter

Now, with Trump a number of years out of workplace and working one other marketing campaign, witnesses are set to start talking earlier than the New York Metropolis grand jury as prosecutors make their case for why the previous president needs to be charged. 

On Monday, among the many witnesses seen arriving on the Manhattan judicial proceedings was reportedly David Pecker, former writer of The Nationwide Enquirer.

He beforehand admitted to prosecutors that he labored ‘in live performance’ with the Trump 2016 marketing campaign to rearrange hush cash funds for Daniels and former Playboy mannequin Karen McDougal.

An announcement from the Manhattan DA’s workplace on the time stated he helped facilitate the funds so the ladies would ‘not publicize damaging allegations’ about Trump.

Different anticipated witnesses embody former Nationwide Enquirer editor Dylan Howard and two Trump Group staff, in accordance with the Occasions. 

It was revealed late final week that federal prosecutors had mentioned charging Trump with marketing campaign finance violations over the funds to Daniels and McDougal after he’d left workplace.

Whereas Justice Division steering cautioned towards charging a sitting president, there have been conversations on whether or not to make use of the proof complied from prosecuting Cohen in 2018 to go after Trump when his time period was over, in accordance with the ebook “Untouchable” by CNN analyst Elie Honig.

However that was apparently derailed by the chaos of that month, together with the riot on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Honig wrote that such nationwide crises made alleged marketing campaign monetary fouls ‘appear by some means trivial and outdated by comparability.’