Trump, not just Stormy Daniels: “He paid another woman”, here are the accusations

Former president implicated in conspiracy to undermine integrity of 2016 election

“A scheme to buy and suppress negative information” about Donald Trump before the 2016 election. This is the core of the allegations (Pdf 1 and Pdf 2) against Trump, made public after the hearing in the Manhattan court in New York. Manhattan Attorney Alvin Bragg says the former president – on trial in what he calls the ‘Stormy Daniels case – was involved in a conspiracy to undermine the integrity of the 2016 election. The ‘plan’ “to promote the candidacy” involved payments recorded through the falsification of the financial statements of the companies used.

Prosecutors say Trump was part of an illegal plan to suppress negative information. This design would include the $ 130,000 payment ordered by the defendant to the porn star Stormy Daniels with whom he had an affair in 2006 to eliminate information that would have damaged his electoral campaign.

The Manhattan prosecutor’s office has also included in the indictment the story of another woman, Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who says she had an extramarital affair with the former president. In fact, the documents do not mention her name but speak of “woman 1”, woman 1, who “was paid 150 thousand dollars not to mention the alleged sexual relationship” by American Media Inc, the company that owns the tabloid National Enquirer.

According to the indictment, the editor-in-chief and CEO of the National Enquirer approached Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, bringing the Stormy Daniels case to light: the woman claimed to have had an affair with the tycoon.

Cohen, according to the indictment, negotiated a secret payment with the woman to “guarantee his silence [di Daniels] and prevent the disclosure of harmful information in the final weeks before the 2016 presidential election. Trump, however, reportedly ordered Cohen to suspend Daniels’ payments for as long as possible.

“He told” his lawyer at the time “that if they could delay paying until after the election, they could avoid paying altogether, because by then it wouldn’t matter if the story went public.”

In the indictment against Trump, there is also the payment to “the Trump Tower concierge who was trying, between October and November 2015, to sell information regarding an alleged illegitimate child of the accused”. The ‘doorman’ was paid $30,000 by American Media Inc, which owns the tabloid National Enquirer.



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