Published 03/04/2023 17:59 | Edited 04/03/2023 18:08
The former president of the United States, the tycoon Donald Trump, arrived in New York this Monday (3) and will appear on Tuesday (4) in court. He is a defendant in the case of payments that are investigated as irregular in the case with the former porn actress Stormy Daniels.
Through his lawyer, Trump would have bought Daniels’ silence for his extramarital involvement that occurred in 2006. The payment was made so that a scandal would not harm him in the presidential election which he won in 2016.
With the indictment, Trump is the first highest-ranking US official to become a defendant.
He boarded in West Palm Beach on his private jet marked Trump and landed at LaGuardia Airport, in New York, just over 3 pm this Monday. He must stay in the Trump Tower, located on 5th Avenue.
Despite all the money that the former president has, he has taken advantage of the visibility of the moment to promote a campaign to raise funds for his campaign as a Republican pre-candidate for the presidency in the 2024 elections. that $7 million has been raised since the indictment.
The court appearance does not mean Trump will be jailed. Everything indicates that he will be registered, with a photo and fingerprints collected. Lawyers and the prosecution will discuss the next steps in the investigation. Only after the presentation and formal release will he be able to return to Florida, which should happen on Tuesday.
Although Trump is using the situation to victimize himself as a target of judicial persecution promoted by the Democrats, other pre-candidates for the presidency by the Republicans are closely following the next events, especially the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, considered as the main rival of Trump. within the party and who can benefit from his opponent’s media exposure.