A New York grand jury’s decision to indict Donald Trump for a $130,000 payment to buy silence of a porn star opens up ramifications in a number of ways, not just for the former president but also for the political life of the United States.
While it’s hard for him to be stopped, the situation is beyond doubt it will revitalize your followers ahead of his presidential campaign in 2024.
trump goes first in the polls among Republicans and is now twice as popular as his immediate follower, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
To find out how they look at the prospects for the future, here four questions to clarify the situation.
What is Trump accused of?
It was during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign that pornographic actress Stormy Daniels began contacting various media outlets to offer to tell them about an affair she allegedly had with the former president in 2006.
Trump’s team, led by his then-lawyer Michael Cohen, contacted Daniels and paid him $130,000 in exchange for not revealing anything about what happened. While this isn’t illegal, that was the problem the disbursement was accounted for as legal expenses in the accounts of the Trump Organization.
For the New York Attorney’s Office, this equates to forgery of corporate documentswhich is a minor flaw, but what would become a crime if it is proven that he contributed to the commission of another crime.
Prosecutors could argue that this violates the electoral law, as payments to Daniels would be made prevent the public from finding out that Trump had been in an intimate relationship with the woman.
Anyway, everyone recognizes that it is not a simple case. All previous attempts to accuse a politician of trying to disguise his personal spending within his campaign have failed.
“Will be difficultsaid Catherine Christian, former New York financial attorney, quoted by the BBC.
Why was he accused?
The decision to target a criminal indictment against Trump fell to New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg. It was he who convened a grand jury to determine if there was enough evidence impeach the former president.
The grand jury decided to indict the former president on Thursday, March 30, but Bragg has not yet notified Trump and his lawyers, which paves the way for negotiations between the parties on what the next steps will be and when Trump appears in court.
What is known so far is that Trump will appear in court in Manhattan on Tuesday to hear the charges against him. which would be more than 30and her lawyer has already said noor there will be negotiations because “there was no crime”.
The prosecution document will not be made public until it is read by a judge. It would only happen on Tuesday.
Given that Trump’s lawyers have indicated that the tycoon will cooperate with justice, there is no provision for issuing an arrest warrant against him.
Could Trump be handcuffed once he gets to court?
When Trump finally shows up in court, it’s possible allowed to enter from a side entrance to avoid media attention, a measure that is usually taken for high-profile defendants like the tycoon.
Once inside the compound, your fingerprints will be taken and photographs of all defendants will be taken. You will also be read about your rights and assigned a lawyer if you do not have one available.
Those charged with serious crimes are usually handcuffed, but that’s expected that Trump’s lawyers negotiate so that this doesn’t happen seeing your collaboration. It should be noted that, at all times, Trump will be accompanied by Secret Service agents, given his status as a former US president.
The tycoon will then be transferred to a small cell, where he will await the hearing with the judge, where the indictment against him will be read and you will be asked to enter a guilty or not guilty plea. This process is open to the public.
If Trump is found guilty of a crime, he could receive a sentence of up to 4 years in prison. However, for most experts, this is most likely the case be imposed a fine of some kind.
Can he still run for president?
Neither the indictment nor a possible conviction prevent the former president from running again for the presidency. Trump himself said so it will go on no matter what.
But while the law of the United States has no provision that prevents someone with a conviction from being president, the situation is expected to it could complicate the Trump campaign.
His most loyal followers certainly won’t abandon him, but they will accuse him it could be a major distraction when trying to get votes from other sectors.
Mary Ortiz is a seasoned journalist with a passion for world events. As a writer for News Rebeat, she brings a fresh perspective to the latest global happenings and provides in-depth coverage that offers a deeper understanding of the world around us.