Former President Donald Trump was furious with a member of his own legal team when he first learned that a New York lawsuit involving hush payments to a porn star would disrupt the presidential primary, according to a new book.
According to a new book by ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, the seemingly negative decision sent Trump into disarray.
“This is the middle of the primaries! If I lose the presidency, you’ll be the reason!” According to the book, Trump yelled at his lawyer, Todd Blanche.
The reported outbreak, excerpt from the Atlanticcame before Trump adopted the strategy of using four criminal cases to his advantage and saw a steady rise in Republican presidential polls despite his mugshot being taken in Fulton County, Georgia and a total of 91 criminal charges being filed.
According to the book, Trump reacted “annoyed” to a judge’s decision on the trial
However, according to a source, the former president threw a 30-minute tantrum at the time.
According to Karl, who interviewed Trump for his previous book “Betrayal,” the drama came as the outlines of the case, hush payments to former porn star Stormy Daniels, were still being sorted out.
“The trial date for the hush money case was set later during a hearing with the judge [Juan] “Merchant where Trump appeared via video from a room at Mar-a-Lago,” he said writes in an excerpt from his new book, “Tired of Winning: Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party.”
“For most of his appearance, Trump listened in silence, his microphone muted. “But when the judge announced the trial date – March 25, 2024 – he reacted angrily, waving his hands and shaking his head,” the book says.
According to the report, Trump attacked his respected lawyer Todd Blanche
The trial on charges of falsifying business records took place in the midst of the Republican presidential primary
Trump has denied having an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels
Trump brought in Blanche, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, this spring as he prepared to face a series of legal challenges and prepare for his first hearing following his first criminal indictment. He is an experienced white-collar defense attorney who has represented the likes of Igor Fruman, a figure in Trump’s first impeachment trial.
“No one in the courtroom could hear him, but he appeared to be yelling at attorney Todd Blanche, who was sitting next to him at Mar-a-Lago.” According to a source there with Trump, the former president attacked Blanche because the trial is closing in March 2024 would take place at a crucial time in the presidential election campaign.
Trump’s campaign team directly disputed the account.
“None of what is described ever happened.” “The uninformed source couldn’t even clarify his lie,” a Trump spokesman told DailyMail.com in a statement.
“The trial date was previously set in consultation with President Trump, his legal team and his campaign. There would be no reason to be upset about the trial date agreed upon by everyone. “President Trump and Mr. Blanche stand together to combat these unlawful witch hunts and the weaponization of the justice system,” the spokesperson added.
The report traces a difficult time for Trump as he neared his arrest and pursued prosecutor Alvin Bragg, calling him a “reverse racist” and “degenerate psychopath.”
It would be months before Trump would face a gag order in two other cases, a civil case in New York and a federal case related to January 6 in Washington, DC
Trump already had his eye on the political calendar. Only after his arraignment in the D.C. case would Judge Merchan express his willingness to postpone the arraignment.
Trump’s legal team still prevailed by asking another judge, Aileen Cannon, to delay his separate criminal indictment in Fulton County, Georgia. His team wants Trump-appointed Judge Cannon to delay the case because of challenges in accessing classified documents that Trump is accused of possessing at Mar-a-Lago despite national security laws.
Trump is accused of falsifying business records related to hush payments to former porn star Stormy Daniels. He denies the allegations and describes all prosecutions against him as part of a witch hunt.