Former President Trump Indicted by Manhattan Grand Jury
Former President Donald Trump has made headlines again, this time for being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury. This marks the first time a current or former president has faced indictment. While the specific charges are currently under seal, reports suggest that it may be related to the $130,000 hush money payment made to adult film actress, Stormy Daniels. Trump has long denied having an affair with Daniels, but his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, went to prison for his role in the payment. Federal prosecutors believed the payment amounted to an illicit campaign donation.
In addition, prosecutors also believe that Trump falsified business records related to monthly reimbursement payments made to Cohen. According to court records, Trump allegedly logged these payments as routine legal expenses. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has been leading the investigation and has already secured a tax fraud conviction against Trump’s namesake company, and a guilty plea from the former finance chief, Allen Weisselberg, for tax evasion.
Trump has called the investigation a witch hunt by a Democratic prosecutor, but Cohen has stated that it is all about accountability. He has called for Trump to be held accountable for his “dirty deeds.” Meanwhile, Trump’s defense attorney, Joe Tacopina, has stated that the payment was made with personal funds to protect Trump’s family from false and embarrassing claims.
The Charges and Investigation
As the charges are under seal, it is currently unclear what specific charges Trump will face. However, this indictment marks a significant moment in U.S. history and highlights the importance of accountability for those in positions of power.
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