Friday, May 24, 2024

Trump Claims Without Evidence That District Attorney ‘Already Dropped’ the Stormy Daniels Case - Rolling Stone

Following his lie-laden Waco rally, Donald Trump claimed that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg “already dropped” the case against him for allegedly covering up a hush money payment to adult actress Stormy Daniels. Bragg has made no public statement that he is dropping the case. Meanwhile, Trump’s attorneys have warned him to be prepared to lose if Bragg indicts him.

“I think they’ve already dropped the case. From what I understand, I think it’s been dropped,” Trump said on his plane after the rally, per NBC News correspondent Vaughn Hillyard. Trump did not cite a source for this, but a deepfake video of Bragg where he appears to say he will drop the Trump investigation has been making the rounds on Twitter over the last couple days, thanks to far-right activist Jack Posobiec. The original video used to create the fake came from a 2022 event where Bragg spoke to law students.

Trump also said that the attorneys in the Manhattan DA’s office “have no case” against him. “I believe that if anything ever happened with the case, it’s a fake case. It’s just a fake case,” he said. “They have absolutely nothing. They have it in reverse. They should indict Michael Cohen for all the lies that he told.” Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, was disbarred and served approximately 13 months in prison after admitting he made the $130,000 payment to Daniels and that Trump reimbursed him for it.

Trump said he did not know the check to Cohen was for the payment to Daniels, saying...

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