The White House has a simple strategy in place for the possibility that former President Trump might be indicted this week in connection to the allegations about the hush-money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, and that is to stay out of the way.
While many speculations correctly exist about the possibility of Trump getting indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the White House has not commented on the case at all. Aides and allies have privately noted that this was an intentional strategy in an effort to showcase the importance of accountability in applying the law.
One Biden ally has stated that there isn’t a lot that the White House has to do, all they have to do is acknowledge the severity of the legal matter and then leave the case up to the courts. President Biden’s allies have also stated that they are aware that Trump’s team will use the indictment for publicity by turning it into a political issue or a “witch hunt.”
This is something that Trump and his supporters have already started doing. On Saturday, the former President posted on his Truth Social account to state that he was expecting to be arrested in connection to the case on Tuesday. On Sunday, Trump was back on Truth Social stating that Biden had “stuffed” the district attorney’s office with staff and officials moved from the Justice Department. However, Trump did not provide specific names that he was referring to, just claimed that Bragg is “taking his orders from D.C.”