Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg responded to Trump’s claim of an investigation of an ongoing lawsuit.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) responded for the first time on Thursday to a claim by former President Trump that he would be arrested in connection with an investigation into a silent payment made to the star of adult cinema Stormy Daniels, calling it the creation of a “false expectation”. Bragg, in response to demands from House Republicans to compel his testimony and turn over all documents and communications on the case, wrote in a letter to Congress that such a move was “unprecedented.”[ Ed ] investigation of an ongoing local lawsuit.
The letter was only written after Donald Trump’s attorneys pleaded with you to step in after he falsely implied that he would be jailed the following day.
Trump wrote in a Truth Social article over the weekend that he expected to be arrested Tuesday as part of the investigation, but Thursday morning no charges were announced and the grand jury assigned to the case is shouldn’t meet for the rest of the week.
In a Saturday post, Trump wrote that “illegal leaks” indicate that “the longtime Republican nominee and former President of the United States of America will be arrested on Tuesday of next week.”
Protest, take back our nation! Trump added.
Shortly after Trump’s call, three House Republican speakers asked for Bragg’s testimony in advance of his upcoming legal action against Trump regarding the covert payment made just before Trump’s victory in 2016. A last-minute witness, lawyer and Trump supporter Robert Costello, testified before the grand jury on Monday as well.
In a long answer Bragg responded to Trump’s fears of an impending arrest and said he could not reveal details about the investigation because such a move could breach the confidentiality of everyone involved, including potential defendants such as Trump.
On Thursday morning, Trump again declared his innocence in the matter and accused Bragg’s investigation of being politically motivated.
“Everyone, including Bragg, is aware of my complete innocence, but he is unconcerned, Trump added.