Yesterday it turned out that Donald Trump’s indictment concerns not one, but three hush money payments. This was announced by the New York State Attorney’s Office yesterday. In total, Trump has been charged with 34 criminal offenses.
NOT ONE, BUT THREE
At the center of the allegations are three hush money payments in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. At first, it was thought that it would only be a hush money payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels.
However, the prosecutor also spoke in the indictment about a hush money payment to another woman with whom Trump allegedly had sex. The former president probably paid her $ 150,000. Who it exactly has not been disclosed, but according to American media, Trump had an affair with Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model. In addition, Trump would have paid another Trump Tower doorman 30,000 hush money because the doorman accused him of raising a child out of wedlock.
In principle, hush money payments are not prohibited in the US, but Trump is suspected of having incorrectly recorded the payments. In addition, according to the prosecutor, he was guilty of violating campaign money rules.
Because the alleged hush money payments all took place around the 2016 presidential election, the New York prosecutor believes Trump attempted to “undermine the integrity of the election . “
There are a total of 34 counts in Trump’s indictment, but the former president denied guilty on all counts yesterday. Trump then boarded a plane to give a speech at his hometown in Florida. In the speech, Trump claimed that all of this was a premeditated plan by the Democrats from the start to prevent him from becoming president.
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