Donald Trump Faces Accusation of Crime
This April 4 will be a historic day as former US president Donald Trump faces accusations of a crime. He recently confronted authorities in the Stormy Daniels case, which was filed by the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Michael Cohen, former attorney for Trump, made a $130,000 payment to Daniels on behalf of the former president, according to the case. Cohen testified that the payment was to cover up an affair Trump had with Daniels. The payment was made to prevent the affair from affecting his 2016 presidential candidacy.
The former president was arrested on 34 counts of ‘First Degree Falsifying Business Records’ and taken into custody at the Manhattan criminal courts. Though he was not handcuffed and no mugshot was taken, he was fingerprinted and processed.
Stormy Daniels Reacts to Donald Trump’s Arrest
Since Daniels decided to break her silence and Cohen was arrested, the adult film actress received much criticism and hate on social media. After the arrest of former President Trump, she decided to speak out. She shared on Twitter, “They keep calling me ‘semen container’ as if it were a bad thing. It’s definitely more fun being under my sexy man instead of under arrest.”
How Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump Met
Daniels, whose official name is Stephanie Clifford, first met Donald Trump in 2006 at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, California. She was hired to greet the competitors. A Trump bodyguard invited her to have dinner with the businessman, and they had sex in his hotel room, even though he was married to Melania Trump. Daniels claims that they kept in touch, and Trump offered her a role on his reality show ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’.
Trump has denied having a sexual relationship with Daniels, as well as the secret payment.
Can Trump Run for the 2024 Presidential Election After Being Arrested?
Whether Trump can run for the 2024 presidential election after being arrested remains up in the air. The conviction of the 34 counts might bar him from seeking public office, but it’s ultimately up to a judge’s discretion.