La Opinión Today: Trump accused of “criminal conspiracy and cover-up” – La Opinión

La Opinión Today: Trump accused of “criminal conspiracy and cover-up” – La Opinión

The deputy prosecutor Matthew Colangelo in charge of making the opening statements of the prosecution in the criminal trial he faces donald trump in a Manhattan court he charged against the former ruler and He described the case as a plot of criminal conspiracy and cover-up to corrupt the 2016 elections..

“The defendant orchestrated a criminal scheme and then covered up the scheme by lying in his business records over and over again,” added Colangelo, while the former US president shook his head and said nothing for not looking him in the face.

Trump is accused of falsifying business documents to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels with $130,000. who claims to have had a love affair with him in 2006 and thus protect her 2016 election campaign.

The prosecution accuses the former president of creating a plan through his former lawyer Michael Cohenwhich has supposedly been in charge of making the payments and the relationship with the former editor of the National Enquirer magazine, David Pecker, who would have used his media power to try to cover up some Trump scandals.

Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump walks with his attorney Todd Blanche in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, Monday, April 23, 2024. (Brendan McDermid/Pool Photo via AP)

Colangelo also referred this Monday to $30,000 that would have been paid to a former doorman at Trump Tower, who claimed to have information that the former president had an illegitimate child as well as other incentives. that would have been granted to cover up his meetings with porn actresses Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels herself, the defense of former President Donald Trump assured that the Republican politician is innocent and acted under the umbrella of democracy.

Trump’s lawyer, Todd Blanche, argued that payments made to Michael Cohen, a former lawyer who worked for Trump until 2017 worth nearly $420,000were carried out to compensate him for his legal services and not to compensate him for orchestrating a plan to hide information that could harm him as the prosecution alleges.

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