(FeaturedNews.com) – Donald Trump Jr. revealed that he had signed a check which is being used as evidence by prosecutors in the hush money case brought forth against former President Donald Trump in a historic indictment.
On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in connection to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s probe on the $130,000 hush payment made by former attorney Michael Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence over her alleged affair with Trump prior to the 2016 presidential election. Trump has denied both the affair as well as any wrongdoings and has claimed that the entire case was a politically motivated witch-hunt.
While hush payments in themselves are not illegal, Trump has been accused of falsifying business records that relate to him reimbursing Cohen for the payment. The reimbursement payments were listed in Trump Organization records as legal fees. Prosecutors have also claimed that the money paid to Cohen also violated federal election laws.
On Tuesday, Trump Jr. spoke with Newsmax’s Greg Kelly following his father’s arrest. During the interview, he was asked about the portion of the indictment which refers to a check from Trump from his own trust that was signed by former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg “and the Defendant’s son, as trustees.”
In the check, the payment to Cohen was falsely recorded as a “retainer.”
Trump Jr. confirmed that he was the son that the indictment was referring to.
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