Reports have confirmed that President Donald Trump will soon be returning to his hometown of New York City for his first visit there since leaving office in January.
According to Fox News, New York Times and CNN correspondent Maggie Haberman first revealed via Twitter on Saturday that Trump was expected to make a brief trip to New York. Since leaving the White House, the former president has taken up residence in Palm Beach County, Florida.
While it was unknown exactly when Trump would travel to the Big Apple, some news outlets said he might arrive as early as Sunday night.
Trump, who has become a Floridian, is expect to make his first trip post-presidency to NYC in next few days.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 6, 2021
“Nothing to hide”
No reason for the former president’s visit was given, but the timing of it is interesting considering that Trump recently re-entered the political limelight with a prominent speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and later, a scathing statement about President Joe Biden’s disastrous border and immigration policies, as Fox noted.
In addition, the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into The Trump Organization’s business practices seems to be ramping up with new subpoenas and an expansion to a property in Westchester County.
Regarding the investigation, Trump Organization lawyer Marc Mukasey said the group “has nothing to hide and there is no criminal activity whatsoever.”
According to Fox, the investigation seems to be concerned with possible tax and insurance fraud, as well as alleged payments Trump may have made to women who said they slept with him years before he ran for office.
Dems’ last chance
Democrats have been long convinced that Trump did illegal things both before and during his stint in the White House, but so far they have not been able to prove any crime, including through two impeachments.
Trump, for his part, has long insisted that payments to the women came from him, not his campaign, and thus, were not illegal. He said that he did not sleep with the women, but that he decided to pay for their silence to protect his aspiring political career.
If any criminal activity can be proven, Trump may be subject to fines or jail time, and he may also be too damaged to run for office again after a conviction.
I wouldn’t hold my breath, though; Trump has very good lawyers and lots of enemies, and it seems to me that if anything bad enough to stick had actually occurred, he would have been convicted of it by now.