(New York) By announcing on March 18 that he would be charged and arrested three days later by New York justice, Donald Trump “ created a false expectation ” political and media, accused Thursday in a letter to elected Republicans the prosecutor investigating the former president of the United States.
The 76-year-old Republican billionaire, who dreams of “returning” to the White House in November 2024, must answer before the justice of the State of New York, and his Manhattan attorney Alvin Bragg, for a case of payment of 130 000 dollars, just before his presidential victory in November 2016, to an X-film actress, Stormy Daniels, with whom he would have had an affair.
On Saturday morning, Donald Trump pulled off a bang by writing on his Truth Social social network that he was going to be “arrested” the following Tuesday in connection with a criminal charge by prosecutor Bragg.
But nothing has happened since.
Even though all week, New York – its police, justice and press – has been hanging on to the hypothetical appearance, indictment and even brief “arrest” of the 45th President of the United States.
Which would be unprecedented in the United States.
Prosecutor Bragg, an elected Democrat at the head of the Manhattan prosecution since 2022 and who inherited the Trump / Stormy Daniels case, has remained silent since Saturday.
In a letter dated Thursday, addressed to three Republican parliamentarians and immediately made public, Mr. Bragg’s services complained about Mr. Trump’s message on Saturday on Truth Social and a letter that these elected officials sent Monday to the prosecutor, the subpoenaed to testify before a congressional committee.
These parliamentarians from the House of Representatives in Washington accuse in this letter consulted by AFP the prosecutor Bragg, a magistrate classified on the left, of carrying out “ politically motivated prosecutions ”.
“ Your letter ”, responded Leslie Dubeck, Mr. Bragg’s Corporate Secretary, “ is an unprecedented intervention in an ongoing local investigation ”.
And “the letter only came after Donald Trump created a false expectation that he would be arrested the next day and after his lawyers apparently pressed you to intervene”.
“ No fact offers a legitimate basis for a congressional investigation ”, decides the Manhattan prosecutor’s office in this Thursday letter.
New York justice has again postponed, possibly until next week, the possible criminal indictment of Donald Trump, which must be voted on by a grand jury, a panel of citizens with broad powers of attorney, according to media reports. investigation and who works with the prosecutor.