Former US President Donald Trump is not going to hide in his estate at Mar-a-Lago in Florida after the charges against him. This statement was made by his lawyer Joe Tacopina.
According to the lawyer, Trump intends to stand trial.
“He will not hide in Mar-a-Lago,” the lawyer said in an interview with NBC News
Earlier, Trump commented on the charges against him by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. According to him, he cannot count on a fair trial in New York.
Recall that the Manhattan prosecutor’s office has charged former US President Donald Trump with more than 30 episodes related to fraud in the business sphere. On March 30, a grand jury voted to indict him.
The American media believe that the first criminal prosecution of an ex-president in the history of the United States will unite Trump’s supporters and turn him into a martyr.
On March 18, Trump announced that he would be detained on March 21 in connection with the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation. The ex-president called on supporters to go to protests to “take back the country.” According to NBC, the potential detention of the politician is connected with the possible payment of money to porn actress Stormy Daniels for silence about the fact that they allegedly had an affair.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives of Congress Kevin McCarthy, commenting on what is happening, pointed to the political persecution of the former head of the White House. However, an investigation is also underway against Trump related to his alleged financial fraud.