(RoyalPatriot.com )- Last week, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office informed former President Donald Trump of his legal right to testify before the grand jury looking into the “hush money” payment made to former porn actress Stormy Daniels in the final days of 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported.
New York law, requires prosecutors to notify potential defendants of their right to testify before a grand jury before they are indicted. However, potential targets rarely, if ever, take them up on it.
But according to the New York Times, the fact that Bragg’s office offered Trump the opportunity to testify could mean that an indictment against the former president is imminent.
A spokesman for Trump called DA Bragg’s “threat” to indict Trump “insane,” saying in a statement that the former president was a “victim of extortion” by Stormy Daniels.
The Manhattan investigation, which began in 2018, involves the $130,000 payment made to Stormy Daniels by former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen during n the final days of the 2016 presidential election. Cohen was later reimbursed by then-President Trump after he took office.
Cohen has claimed that the payment was to keep Daniels quiet about her affair with Donald Trump.
While appearing on Newsmax over the weekend, former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani raged over the news, comparing the situation between Trump and Stormy Daniels to former President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
Guiliani claimed that “at best” the payment to Daniels was “a personal case.” He noted that Clinton was never prosecuted for his affair with Lewinsky that took place in the White House.
The former federal prosecutor also blasted Manhattan DA Bragg, noting that he empaneled more grand juries than Bragg has, and the people he targeted were “real criminals” including members of the mafia and terrorists. Giuliani boasted of bringing crime down while mayor of New York City and said Bragg is “a disgrace.”