Donald Trump has been told he may testify before a grand jury in Manhattan as part of an investigation into money paid to an adult film star who said she slept with the former president, two of his lawyers said. According to.
Defense attorneys told NBC News on Thursday that Trump had not been subpoenaed and was not being compelled to appear in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office investigation. Trump’s lawyers did not indicate whether he would testify.
The New York Times reported Thursday that Trump was told he could appear before a grand jury next week, citing sources that the DA’s office had indicated to Trump’s lawyers that he could face criminal charges. can do.
A spokeswoman for the DA’s office declined to comment to NBC News.
In a statement Thursday, a spokeswoman for Trump blasted the office, casting any potential indictment as a political attack.
“The Manhattan District Attorney’s Threat To Indict President Trump Is Just Insane. For The Last Five Years, The DA’s Office Has Been On A Witch Hunt, Investigating Every Aspect Of President Trump’s Life, And They Have Come Up Empty At Every Turn are – and now this,” the spokesperson said. “The fact that after his thorough investigation the DA is even considering a new political attack is a clear vindication of President Trump in all areas.”
NBC News reported in January that prosecutors in New York had convened a grand jury in an investigation into money secretly paid to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during her 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump’s years-long investigation into the payments has ended the terms of two district attorneys, with Alvin Bragg set to take office in 2021 and head the investigation.
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