After months of news that the Manhattan D.A. would criminally charge former President Trump, an attorney for Trump revealed on Monday that the DA said they would not be charging him with any crime.
Attorney Ronald Fischetti said that a discussion with Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance’s team hinted at a narrow scope for their investigation.
Fischetti stated that Vance’s team showed that they would charge some of Trump’s employees with not paying taxes on benefits and perks they got. But there was nothing connected to payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
“We asked, ‘Is there anything else?'” Fischetti said. “They responded, ‘No.'”
“It is crazy that that is all they had,” he said.
Critics of President Trump jumped on reports recently that the D.A. was preparing to file charges based on their findings. Many believed Trump would be charged in connection to the alleged Daniels payoff, but Fischetti said they informed him that Trump would not be charged.
“They just said, ‘When the indictment comes down, he will not be charged. Our investigation is continuing,'” he said about Trump.
He continued on to slam the investigation.
“This is so small I cannot believe I’m going to need to try a case like this,” Fischetti said.
The attorney had showed outrage before that the DA seemed to be preparing to charge certain employees of Trump’s.
“It seems like they are going to push through charges against the company, and that is crazy,” he said to NBC News this past Friday.
“The corporate office will give a not guilty plea and we will file a prompt motion to dismiss the whole case,” Fischetti said.
Daniels was ordered back in 2018 to pay Trump’s legal fees after her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, did not convince a judge that Daniels was defamed by Trump denying he gave her hush money. Avenatti was then later convicted for trying to extort funds from the Nike company.
Author: Steven Sinclaire