Hours after announcing that he will be arrested on Tuesday in connection with the Stormy Daniels hush-money case, the former President visited the BOK Center in Tulsa for the NCAA Wrestling Tournament.
At the event, Mr. Trump, 76, posed for pictures with supporters while appearing unconcerned by his suspected impending arrest owing to a hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
While being applauded by the audience, the former president, who was wearing his signature blue suit and red tie and was being escorted by his security detail, pumped his fist as he made his way to his seat.
On his Truth Social platform, the former president alleged that “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan district attorney’s office suggested he would be arrested for paying hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
According to NBC News, law enforcement authorities are getting ready for a possible arrest of Mr. Trump as soon as next week. Alvin Bragg, the district attorney for Manhattan, is reportedly looking into whether payments made to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in 2016 were illegal under state law.
Michael Cohen, a former Trump lawyer, has testified before a grand jury in Manhattan, claiming to have organised payments to the women to keep them silent about alleged sexual encounters they had with Mr. Trump a decade earlier. Also, it’s been reported that Mr. Bragg’s office is looking into Cohen’s compensation from Mr. Trump’s business.
After acknowledging making the payments, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018. In addition, he admitted to lying to Congress about the depth of discussions between the Trump Organization and a project to construct a Trump Tower in Moscow. He also admitted to tax evasion.
Cohen alleged that Mr. Trump gave him the order to pay Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal $280,000 (£230,000), which the former president denies.
Published by HOLR Magazine.