A lawyer for Donald Trump said Thursday he’s been told that the former president has been indicted in New York on charges involving payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter.
It becomes the first ever criminal case against a former U.S. president and a jolt to Trump’s bid to retake the White House in 2024.
Joe Tacopina, a lawyer for Trump, told The Associated Press he had been told that a grand jury that had been meeting for months voted to indict Trump. The specific charges were not immediately made public.
Trump, who has denied any wrongdoing and has attacked the investigation, was expected to surrender to authorities next week, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss a matter that remained under seal.
The grand jury indictment of Trump, 76, is an extraordinary development after years of investigations into his business, political and personal dealings. It is likely to galvanize critics who say Trump lied and cheated his way to the top and embolden supporters who feel the Republican is being unfairly targeted by a Democratic prosecutor.
March 30, 2023 at 6:14 pm
Maybe that’s what Ron was waiting for to happen. Although, this is probably the least worrisome case for Trump.
March 30, 2023 at 6:51 pm
This won’t be the last of Trump’s legal problems. We still have “I just need you to find more votes than we have” and of course the suits over the violent riot that he started with all those lies. Hopefully more of his supporters will end up like Ashli Babbitt. What more can be said.
March 30, 2023 at 7:09 pm
Fox News now pumping out the lies and right wing propaganda hoping to incite another violent riot or perhaps a bombing. They will be held liable. MAGA Republicans are not law and order. They’re pro crime.
March 30, 2023 at 7:35 pm
Emerson said, “When you strike at a king, you must kill him.”
March 30, 2023 at 11:04 pm
Thank god the Republican Party is circling the sewer! Americans are watching Republicans defend the criminal they put in the Oval Office!
March 31, 2023 at 1:18 pm
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March 31, 2023 at 10:11 pm
Let’s just say it: Trump has terrible taste in women. Slim pickins among American Republican women, though.
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