Donald Trump's legal team will challenge every potential issue in his indictment once charges are unsealed, according to a statement made by one of his attorneys on Sunday. The former president’s team has vowed to ask for the charges against him to be dismissed, but the full slate of charges is still unknown as they will be sealed until he appears at an arraignment hearing, which is currently scheduled for Tuesday.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office began investigating Trump when he was still in the White House over a $130,000 payment made by his then-personal attorney Michael Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels just days before the 2016 presidential election. The payment was allegedly meant to silence her from going public about an affair she had with Trump ten years prior.
According to sources close to the case, part of Trump's court strategy could involve challenging it because prosecutors may rely on business record entries that link hush money payments made towards Daniels. However, this remains speculation as no official statement has been released yet.
Joe Tacopina, a lawyer for Donald Trump announced that their legal team would not file a motion dismissing the indictment against him at his arraignment hearing later today. He stated that they would instead dissect and analyze it before filing any motions for dismissal. Tacopina also confirmed that he had no reason so far to believe that there was any bias from the judge presiding over this case but claimed that "Trump has a right to have an issue with everything" regarding this matter.
Ultimately it will be up to Judge Marrero who must decide whether or not there is enough evidence and cause within these sealed documents for this case against Donald J. Trump Jr., President Emeritus (as some call him) -to move forward into trial; until then we wait anxiously as all eyes remain focused on Manhattan courthouse where history may very well be in the making.