Grand Jury Votes to Indict Trump: 1st Ex-President Charged With Crime

A lawyer for Donald Trump stated Thursday he is been advised that the previous president has been indicted in New York on fees involving funds made through the 2016 presidential marketing campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter.

It turns into the primary ever prison case in opposition to a former U.S. president and a jolt to Trump’s bid to retake the White Home in 2024.

Joe Tacopina, a lawyer for Trump, advised The Related Press he had been advised {that a} grand jury that had been assembly for months voted to indict Trump. The particular fees weren’t instantly made public.

Trump, who has denied any wrongdoing and has attacked the investigation, was anticipated to give up to authorities subsequent week, in line with an individual aware of the matter who was not approved to debate a matter that remained below seal.

The grand jury indictment of Trump, 76, is a unprecedented improvement after years of investigations into his enterprise, political and private dealings. It’s prone to provoke critics who say Trump lied and cheated his technique to the highest and embolden supporters who really feel the Republican is being unfairly focused by a Democratic prosecutor.