Trump Forced To Pay Up Over Stormy Daniels?

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New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s latest actions are pointing towards a final decision being made on whether former President Trump needed to be charged for his part in the $130,000 hush payment given to adult film star Stormy Daniels right before the 2016 presidential election.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office has continued to escalate the fight by bringing in another grand jury in the case, as well as presenting some of their witnesses. Legal experts have maintained that all of these moves are pointing towards Bragg’s being close to possibly filing charges against Trump.

Catherine Christian, a former financial fraud prosecutor in Bragg’s office who has not played any role in the investigation has said that if they are bringing witnesses then that is a sign of them moving forward with the case.

Trump however has downplayed the developments in the case by taking to Truth Social to write that Bragg should be placing his attention on fighting crime in New York and not his current investigation. Trump has repeatedly tried to make the investigation appear like a “witch hunt.”

Ronald Fischetti, Trump’s attorney, has discussed with Bragg spokeswoman Danielle Filson the case but has not made any public comments regarding the situation. There are many different ways for guilty charges to be brought against Trump depending on how the situation plays out.