Manhattan Attorney Issues Warning To Trump

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On Sunday (April 2), during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. cautioned former President Donald Trump against committing another criminal offense when criticizing current Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over his recent indictment.

Vance described being “disturbed” by Trump’s recent remarks about Bragg, suggesting that if he could give the former President any legal advice, it would be to be “mindful of not committing some other criminal offense.”

Vance explained that these offenses could include “obstruction of governmental administration,” which he described as “interfering by threat or otherwise, the operation of government.”

He added that a charge like that could change the severity of the case, making a jury more likely to consider the case more strongly.

Last week, when a Manhattan Grand Jury voted to indict Trump after a years-long investigation by Bragg, the former President became the first current or former President to face criminal charges.

However, what the former President will be charged with isn’t known yet, given the indictment is sealed and will only be made public after Trump is arraigned on Tuesday.

The charges will center around Trump’s role in the hush money payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in 2016 by Trump’s then-attorney Michael Cohen, who alleges he was under Trump’s instruction to pay Daniels $130,000.

In the days after the indictment, Trump accused Bragg, a locally elected official, of “taking his orders from D.C.”

The former President has also called on his supporters to protest his arrest and take the nation back.