Trump won’t refuse to surrender if indicted in NYC, lawyer says: ‘There won’t be a standoff at Mar-a-Lago’
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Mar 17, 2023 at 3:02 pm
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The NYPD did not respond to a request seeking official comment about the security preparations. Manhattan DA spokeswoman Emily Tuttle declined to comment.
Grand jury proceedings are confidential, and it is not known whether the group impaneled in January will vote to indict Trump. If it does, the criminal case will mark the first against a former president in American history.
Sources connected to the investigation, running on about four years, say Bragg is considering charging Trump with crimes related to how he and his business classified reimbursement checks to his former fixer Michael Cohen — who paid off Daniels — and concealed them to hide further wrongdoing.
On Wednesday, Cohen concluded his testimony before a grand jury hearing evidence in the probe. He said every one of the engaged jurors asked him a question and added that he was “certain” he’d provided the most comprehensive account of the 2016 hush money deal with Daniels, for which he served federal prison time.
“I’m relieved that my role is now, for the time being, over. I have complied with every request that was asked of me by the district attorney’s office,” Cohen said.
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An adult film actor and author, Daniels claims she slept with Trump in 2006 at a Lake Tahoe golf tournament. She’s taken issue with the encounter being described as “an affair,” testifying at lawyer Michael Avenatti’s unrelated trial last year, “I don’t consider getting cornered coming out of a bathroom to be an affair.”