Law enforcement is preparing for a possible indictment of Trump as early as next week.
Earlier this year, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office relaunched its criminal investigation into Trump’s “silent payments” to porn star Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels.
Trump has been accused of paying “silent payments” to Daniels in an effort to silence her and prevent the story of their alleged affair from appearing in the National Enquirer.
Trump denied the affair.
President Trump did not testify before the grand jury in Manhattan this week.
Trump attorney Joe Tacopina blasted prosecutors in the Stormy case earlier this week.
“That’s not what we do. That’s not what we do. We twist the laws to try to sack President Trump. I don’t know if it’s because he’s ahead in the polls,” Trump attorney Joe Tacopina told Good Morning America. “I don’t know what it is, but this prosecutor and this DA’s office came up with an agenda, they went through his personal life and his professional life for seven years trying to find something.
BNC News reported:
Law enforcement and local, state and federal security agencies are preparing for the possibility that former President Donald Trump could be indicted as soon as next week, according to five senior officials familiar with the preparations.
Law enforcement is conducting preliminary security assessments and discussing potential security plans in and around the Manhattan Criminal Court at 100 Center Street in the event that former President Trump is indicted on charges, officials say. an alleged silent payment to Stormy Daniels and travels to New York to face possible charges.
Officials stress that inter-agency conversations and planning are pre-emptive in nature as no charges have been filed.