Manhattan DA: Trump created false expectation of arrest

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According to prosecutors in New York City, Donald Trump gave a false impression that he would be arrested and encouraged his Republican colleagues in Congress to obstruct an investigation into his payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels.

Trump made the prediction of his arrest on Tuesday in connection with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office probe, but as of Wednesday, no indictment had been issued by the grand jury investigating the Stormy Daniels case, Yahoo News reported.

On Monday, three Republican committee chairmen in the U.S. House of Representatives accused Democratic District Attorney Alvin Bragg of abusing prosecutorial authority. On Thursday, Bragg’s office responded by sending a letter to the committee chairmen, which Reuters has seen.

The letter said the chairmen’s accusations “only came after Donald Trump created a false expectation that he would be arrested the next day and his lawyers reportedly urged you to intervene,” as reported by Yahoo News.

It confirmed that Bragg’s office was “investigating allegations that Donald Trump engaged in violations of New York State penal law.”

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