According to three sources with knowledge of the matter, a grand jury in Manhattan has decided to indict Donald Trump, making him the first current or former president in American history to face criminal charges.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office has been conducting an investigation into Trump’s alleged involvement in a scheme to pay hush money and conceal his connection to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election.
The decision to indict Trump is expected to have a significant impact on the country, as it marks the first time a former or current president will face criminal charges, CNN reported.
This unprecedented move is likely to push the American political system into uncharted waters.
With the legal action against Trump, the 2024 presidential campaign enters a new phase, as the former president has vowed to continue running despite the criminal charges.
Trump has repeatedly referred to the investigations as a “witch hunt” and attempted to portray himself as a victim of politically motivated investigations led by Democratic prosecutors.
As news of the impending indictment surfaced, Trump called on his supporters to protest his arrest, echoing his actions following the 2020 election as he sought to overturn his loss to President Joe Biden.
Written by staff