Former President Donald Trump feels ’emboldened’ as charges lay brought against his company and his CFO, according to an advisor.
Manhattan grand jury Wednesday filed criminal charges against the Trump Organization and its CFO, Allen Weisselberg, who on Thursday surrendered to face charges. The indictments are still sealed. The former president, Politics reports, was on a conference call with advisers on Monday when he was informed of the impending charges, learning that he would not be personally charged, and he was reportedly “delighted with what he considered light charges”. His attention would then have turned to the presidential race of 2024.
“Wait until 2024, you’ll see,” Trump reportedly said, suggesting the charges would be seen as a witch hunt against him.
An adviser to the appeal “got the impression” that Trump “was emboldened by the news”, Politics written, with the advisor saying, “Now he’s definitely going to run for president.” Asset told Fox News on Wednesday whether or not he has already decided to run in 2024.
The New York Times‘Maggie Haberman told CNN, however, that she is “not convinced” by the idea that the accusations will prompt Trump to represent himself, nor does she think Trump has decided to do so yet.
“If he faces the reality of a trial in let’s say 18 months… it’s hard to see someone running for president with a trial unfolding over how their company did business with potentially testimony. damaging, ”she said.
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