Donald Trump Indicted In Hush Money Case, Becomes 1st Ex-US President To Be Criminally Charged - Top Developments

Donald Trump indicted in Stormy Daniels and hush money case: While the charges by the Manhattan jury have not yet been revealed, the ex-US president's arraignment may happen soon
Former US President Donald Trump
Former US President Donald Trump

Former US President Donald Trump's indictment has made headlines after a grand jury in Manhattan took up the infamous hush honey case involving adult movie star Stormy Daniels. This is also the first time that a former or present president of the United States will face criminal charges, affecting their chances of running for the White House again. 

For those unsure about the finer nuances of the case, the Manhattan district attorney’s office investigation has been on for quite some time. The office has been investigating Donald Trump over his alleged involvement in the hush money payment case and the following cover-up involving adult film star Stormy Daniels, a case that goes back to the 2016 Presidential elections. 

However, the charges filed against Donald Trump have not been made public yet. All that is know is that the ex-US President will be facing criminal charges. Here are the top developments of the case:

  • Donald Trump’s attorney has reportedly said that he was a victim of a “corrupt, and distorted version of the American justice system and history. He will be vindicated.”
  • The ex-US President was expecting an indictment last week, especially when Donald Trump publically announced that he may be arrested on Tuesday. However, media reports suggest that he was caught off-guard by the jury’s decision to indict him now. 
  • Soon after the indictment by the Manhattan jury, the case slowly also became about the Democrats vs the Republicans with Trump’s remarks. He said, “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…….Never before in our Nation’s history has this been done?”
  • Even Stormy Daniels’ attorney Clark Brewster tweeted, “The indictment of Donald Trump is no cause for joy. The hard work and conscientiousness of the grand jurors must be respected. Now let truth and justice prevail. No one is above the law. #teamstormy”
  • According to media reports, Trump may get arraigned early next week, soon after the criminal charges are revealed. 
  • The hush money case charges against Donald Trump will be over and above several other cases already running against the ex-US President, especially related to business fraud. 

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