Former President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he is “100% INNOCENT” in the Stormy Daniels secret money case and bitterly attacked Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as an “animal.”
In his latest outburst, Trump accused Bragg of “carrying out the plans of lunatics of the radical left” by investigating him for paying the porn star to keep quiet about their alleged sexual encounter in the days before the presidential election in 2016.
“He is (an) animal who just doesn’t care if he’s right or wrong, no matter how many people get hurt,” Trump wrote on his social media site.
Trump added that “everyone knows that I am 100% innocent,” without elaborating.
The grand jury is not expected to argue Trump’s case on Thursday, meaning further action likely won’t be taken until Monday at the earliest.
In accordance with grand jury confidentiality rules, prosecutors have not explained what, if anything, is causing the delay in deliberations.
Prosecutors had recently invited Trump himself to appear before the grand jury, which he declined to do.
Trump himself sparked a flurry of speculation last weekend by falsely claiming that he would be impeached on Tuesday, which he did not, and then called on his supporters to “protest” his arrest.
He plans to hold a rally in Waco, Texas, on Saturday night, which he bills as the first rally of his campaign to return to the White House in 2024.