Law enforcement preparing for possible indictment of Trump as early as next week: sources


Local, state, and federal law enforcement and security agencies President Donald J. Trump Indictments could be filed as early as next week, according to five officials familiar with the talks.

Law enforcement agencies are conducting preliminary security assessments and discussing potential security plans for the surrounding area, officials said. manhattan Criminal court at 100 Center Street if Trump is indicted in connection with alleged hush money payments Stormy Daniels Move to New York to be prosecuted.

Officials stress that interagency conversations and plans are preventative in nature, as no charges have been filed.

Agencies involved include the NYPD, New York state court officials, the U.S. Secret Service, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

NBC News reached out to all of these agencies for comment, but they declined to comment.

Thursday’s news that the Manhattan District Attorney invited Trump to testify before a grand jury next week seemed like news just a few months ago yesterday, but prosecutors are serious about prosecuting the investigation. News 4’s Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst reports.

Prosecutors have been investigating since Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen Admitted he paid in 2018 daniels It paid $130,000 before the 2016 presidential election to silence her allegations that the two had a sexual relationship years earlier.

playing cards, Who’s Seeking the 2024 Republican Presidential Nomination and suggesting that they would do so even if criminal charges were filed, denied having sex with Daniels. Cohen, however, was reimbursed for payments to adult film actresses.Manhattan prosecutors are questioning whether state law may have been broken in connection with these payments, or whether the Trump firm has denied Daniels’ allegations. I am investigating how they compensated Cohen for silencing him.

A payment of $130,000 was made in 2016. This comes as Trump’s first presidential campaign is in its final weeks and Daniels is in talks to appear on TV to air her allegations that she had a sexual relationship with him a decade earlier. It’s because Cohen made the payment and arranged another payment for another woman — at Trump’s direction, he says.

Trump and his lawyers said he Daniels should be coerced into paying and considered a victim of an investigation. Daniels and the attorney who helped arrange the payment have denied extorting anyone.

Friday’s development came two days after Daniels’ attorney said she would meet with prosecutors and testify regarding the case. Cohen spent hours testifying Two days earlier this week before a grand jury. He came out on Wednesday after the second day of testimony and said he would continue to cooperate with prosecutors and provide information “they need.”

The former president’s current attorney said Trump was invited to testify before a grand jury but has no plans to do so.

His attorney also said Trump would face criminal charges following normal procedure if indicted by a grand jury in Manhattan.

“Once that’s done, follow the normal procedure.” Joseph Tacopina told CNBC Late Friday, Trump was asked what he would do if that possibility became a reality.

Federal prosecutors indicted Cohen in 2018 for campaign-finance crimes related to payments to Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougall, alleging that the payments amounted to unpardonable gifts to Trump’s campaign.

Falsification of business records can be a misdemeanor under state law and a felony if the forgery of documents occurs in connection with a more serious crime.

Cohen pleaded guilty, served time, and was sentenced to prison. Federal prosecutors have never charged Trump with a crime.


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