Manhattan Grand Jury Has Formally Voted To Indict Donald Trump

The Manhattan grand jury has formally voted to indict Donald Trump.

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The New York Times is now breaking reporting that the Manhattan grand jury has officially voted in favor of formally indicting former United States President Donald J. Trump on criminal charges related to the infamous Stormy Daniels hush money payments.

The Times reports on the historical news:

A Manhattan grand jury voted to indict Donald J. Trump on Thursday for his role in paying hush money to a porn star, according to four people with knowledge of the matter, a historic development that will shake up the 2024 presidential race and forever mark him as the nation’s first former president to face criminal charges.
The felony indictment, filed under seal by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, will likely be announced in the coming days. By then, prosecutors working for the district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, will have asked Mr. Trump to surrender and to face arraignment on charges that remain unknown for now.”

This bombshell development in the long-running Manhattan case against Donald Trump serves as the first time in United States history that criminal charges have been lodged against a sitting or former US president.

These charges stem from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s extensive investigation into a $130,000 hush money payment made to adult film star and former Trump affair partner Stormy Daniels, by Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and self-described “fixer,” Michael Cohen, just weeks before the 2016 presidential election that Donald Trump would go on to win.

Cohen has repeatedly testified to prosecutors, investigators, and jurors that he was specifically and personally instructed by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump to make the 6-figure payment to Daniels, in exchange for her silence about their sexual affair and relationship in the lead up to the election, as Trump was concerned that, should the scandal get out to the public, it would harm his chances of victory in the presidential election. Cohen testified that Trump promised to reimburse him for the $130,000 payment.

Read the full, bombshell report from the New York Times here.

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