Examining the impact of Trump’s accusations
Former President Trump and the National Republican Senatorial Committee wasted no time Thursday in sending out emails to raise money for Trump’s allegations.
A New York grand juryBased on allegations related to a business records investigation related to the payment of “hush money” to adult film star Stormy Daniels. Trump is the first former president in US history to face criminal charges. His attorney, Susan Necheles, confirmed the charges, though the specific charges or allegations have not yet been released. An accusation is not a conviction.
“We are living through the darkest chapter in American history,” the Trump Save America Joint Fundraising Committee said in an email.
A Trump campaign fundraising email said, “The far left — the enemy of the hardworking men and women of this country — has accused me of a vile witch hunt. … But I promise you: This witch hunt will backfire massively on Joe Biden. Your With support, we will write the next great chapter in American history — and 2024 will forever go down as the year we defended our republic.”
The fundraising email then asked supporters to contribute $24, $47, $75, $100, $250, or another amount.
The NRSC, which supports Republican senatorial bids, also blasted Democrats.
“Corrupt New York attorneys just accused President Trump,” the NRSC email said. “This is an escalation of Democrats using state power to target and silence their enemies.”
The email didn’t directly ask for money but encouraged people to sign a “petition” link that went directly to a potential donation amount.
Before the indictment, some of Trump’s advisers told CBS News they believed an indictment could help him politically with his base.
— Sarah Ewal-Wise and Finn Gomez contributed to this report
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