This week in Georgia, Donald Trump faced legal scrutiny with an indictment relating to alleged efforts to change the 2020 election outcomes. This development intensifies the potential legal barriers for his potential return to the presidency.
A thorough 98-page indictment, a result of an investigation led by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, contains charges against Trump and several others under Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Altogether, the indictment carries 41 charges. Trump, however, refutes any wrongdoing.
Prior to this indictment’s announcement, online buzz hinted at other potential legal complications for Trump, with some suggesting possible divorce proceedings initiated by Melania Trump.
A widely circulated post on X, a platform succeeding Twitter, by user @PopularLiberal on August 11, 2023, which was viewed more than 770,000 times, stated: “Leaked email insights suggest Melania Trump’s possible intentions to divorce Donald Trump, alongside questions regarding his pension and potential entitlements in a $2 billion divorce deal.”
The post’s content, including a video, seemed to echo an article from the gossip website, Radar, dated August 8, 2023.
However, the Radar article does not confirm the leak of any emails but rather speculates based on statements from unnamed individuals. The piece mentions that several “insiders” alleged Melania Trump’s concerns about her personal emails becoming public due to a subpoena.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg had previously tried to subpoena her emails in relation to an indictment about alleged payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. This effort was thwarted by Judge Juan Merchan, as per CBS News.
An unidentified source cited in the Radar article mentioned Melania’s possible discussions via email regarding her options in case of Trump’s conviction and potential divorce proceedings. Another mentioned intense email interactions between the couple focusing on trust issues and divorce considerations. However, no evidence was provided to confirm these anonymous statements. Furthermore, contrary to some online posts, Radar did not affirmatively state that any such emails were exposed or detailed any divorce agreements.
The article’s headline might imply that these emails have been disclosed, but the content does not verify this claim.
Most importantly, beyond these articles and social media chatter, there isn’t any tangible evidence, like court records, indicating the couple’s intention to divorce.
Therefore, while undisclosed conversations can’t be discounted, current available evidence does not support the online speculations about their divorce.