Former president and a 2024 presidential contender Donald Trump attacked Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg for pursuing a case that many — on both sides of the media — feel is weak and politically motivated in an all-caps post on TRUTH Social on Thursday morning.
“WHY DOESN’T BRAGG DISMISS THIS CASE? THERE IS NOT A CRIME HERE, EVERYONE CLAIMS,” TRUMP REMARKED ON FACEBOOK. “I MADE NO BAD DECISIONS! ALL OF IT WAS MADE UP BY A CONVICTED NUT JOB WITH ZILCH CREDIT, WHOM HIGHLY RESPECTED PROFESSIONALS HAVE DISPUTED AT EVERY STEP. DESPITE EXTENSIVE PROOF TO THE CONTRARY, BRAGG WILL NOT STOP. NO MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE HURT, HE IS A SOROS-FUNDED ANIMAL WHO JUST DOES NOT CARE ABOUT WHAT IS RIGHT OR WRONG. THIS IS NOT A LEGAL SYSTEM; RATHER, IT IS THE GESTAPO, WHICH IS WORSE THAN RUSSIA AND CHINA. DISGRACEFUL!”
“Michael Cohen paid Stephanie Clifford, alias Stormy Daniels, $130,000 out of his own pocket, according to a 2018 letter that recently surfaced. Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was involved,” the letter claimed.
From the letter from 2018:
“Prior to the U.S. presidential election in 2016, Mr. Cohen used his own money to make a payment to Ms. Stephanie Clifford of $130,000 in a private transaction. The Trump Organization as well as the Trump team were not involved in the deal with Ms. Clifford, and neither directly nor indirectly reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the payment.”
The letter was posted on Twitter by Donald Trump Jr.
In a letter to the Federal Election Commission from February 2018 that has just come to light, Michael Cohen’s own counsel claims that “the payment in dispute does NOT represent a campaign contribution.”
“Is the main witness disintegrating and lying to the Grand Jury?”