Former President Donald Trump stated on Monday evening that the Manhattan district attorney’s office’s attack on him is an attack on all People who support him.
2016 payments totaling $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels are under investigation by the district attorney’s office. Daniels claimed at the time that she had an affair with Trump, which he denies.
Saturday, Trump stated on social media that he anticipated being jailed on Tuesday and urged for demonstrations.
On Monday evening, Trump grouped the probe of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg with other efforts to thwart him.
“These four horrible radical left Democrat investigations of your all time, favorite president – me – is just a continuation of the most disgusting witch hunt in the history of our country,” he said in the video posted on Truth Social.
“It’s gone on forever with Russia, Russia, Russia and Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine and the Mueller hoax,” he said.
“It’s an absolute disgrace, what’s going on. They even spied on my campaign. Remember this, with all of this work that they did on Mueller, no collusion! That’s what the answer was. It was all no collusion,” Trump said referring to the long-running investigation that sought to find connections between the Trump campaign and Russia but came up empty.
“Whether it is the Mar-a-Lago raid, the unselect-committee hoax, the perfect Georgia phone call that was absolutely perfect, or the Stormy ‘horseface’ Daniels extortion plot… They’re all sick and it’s fake news,” Trump said.
Fox News noted that Trump was referring to last year’s FBI raid on Mar-aLago in which some classified documents were found; the Democrat-dominated House panel that investigated the Capitol incursion and cast blame Trump’s way; a 2020 phone call with phone call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger concerning the election, and the claims from Daniels.”
Trump characterized Bragg’s inquiry as a last-ditch effort.
“Our enemies are desperate to stop us because they know that we are the only ones who can stop them and they know it very strongly. And they’re looking at the polls where not me, but we, are up by so much they can’t even believe it,” Trump said.
“We won twice, and now we’ve got to win a third time,” he said, referring to his claim that he was the rightful winner of the 2020 presidential election.
Trump stated that the assaults against him extend beyond stopping a single candidate.
“They know that we can defeat them. They know that we will defeat them. But they’re not coming after me, they’re coming after you. I’m just standing in their way. And I always will stand in their way,” Trump said.
According to The New York Times, attorney Robert Costello testified before the grand jury on Monday and criticized the prosecution.
“They seemed clearly one-sided and not after the truth,” Costello said.
Noting that the prosecution depended on the evidence of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, Costello stated, “I told the grand jury that this guy couldn’t tell the truth if you put a gun to his head.”