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Trump Faces Indictment As Manhattan Grand Jury Votes

March 30, 2023 | By Kali Girl

According to NBC News, a grand jury in New York voted to indict former President Donald Trump on Thursday, marking a historic first as a former president faces criminal charges.

The indictment centers on a payment of $130,000 to adult film star Stormy Daniels in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign. Daniels alleged that she had an affair with the then-married Trump in 2006, a claim that the former president has vehemently denied. Trump has asserted that the payment was reimbursement for legal expenses.

At this time, the specific charge or charges remain undisclosed as indictments are typically kept under seal by the court following a grand jury’s vote in New York.

The Manhattan district attorney is reportedly focusing on a felony charge of falsifying business records, with a potential maximum prison sentence of four years. 

Trump has consistently denied any wrongdoing and dismissed the investigation by the office of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg. According to Trump, this is a continuation of partisan politics and a “witch hunt” against him. Additionally, he made allegations that Bragg, who is Black, is a “racist.”

According to CBS News, Trump responded to news of his indictment, calling it “Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history.”  “The Democrats have lied, cheated and stolen in their obsession with trying to ‘Get Trump,’ but now they’ve done the unthinkable — indicting a completely innocent person in an act of blatant Election Interference.”

Meanwhile, Georgia’s Fulton County, District Attorney Fani Willis is actively considering charges in connection with an investigation into alleged efforts by Trump and more than a dozen of his allies to undermine the results of the state’s 2020 election.

In addition, Special Counsel Jack Smith is currently in charge of two separate investigations by the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. The investigations are focused on claims of interference with the appropriate transfer of power after the 2020 U.S. Presidential election and his management of confidential government files found at his Mar-a-Lago home.

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