Ever since reports of a grand jury being called in New York were reported by the press and first reported by The Washington Post, the former president Trump has been venting his anger and frustration. He has already said that the investigations conducted in New York were politically motivated and called it a “witch hunt” as well. He has claimed that these probes were an attempt to scuttle his chances at the 2024 elections as he keeps hinting that he would stand again for presidential elections and has said that he would announce his decision after the 2022 midterms.
Recently the Daily Beast has learnt from two sources that his lawyers and advisers have reassured him that they didn’t believe that the New York prosecutors would indict him. One of the advisers even said that they told him that he had nothing to worry about.
However, Trump’s attorneys were also discussing ways to fight back in case he gets indicted. One legal strategy included an argument that the investigation was tainted, according to a person who had direct knowledge of the conversation. The team would argue that the New York Attorney General Letitia James was openly “partisan” in her rhetoric about the former president’s criminality and her past remarks that he was an “illegitimate” president.
Aside from the legal problems, Trump is also angry about the increasing financial cost to him and his empire as legal fees mount. He has often complained about the fact that these investigations could continue for years on end. The source said that Trump had said that the huge legal bills were becoming a pain in the ass.
Trump’s lawyers earlier delivered a motion that alleged that the NAACP lawsuit filed against Trump with reference to the Capitol riot on January 6 was “frivolous.” The Daily Beast had reported that his lawyers presented an argument to a federal judge asking for the opposition to be sanctioned for bringing such a lawsuit and that they should be ordered by the judge to pay the former president’s fees and costs reasonably incurred as a result of defense mounted against the frivolous lawsuit.
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