The protestors were outnumbered by the press. The indictment included just a handful of surprises. And Donald Trump delivered a rambling speech attacking the judge’s family.
Donald Trump surrendered to New York authorities on April 4 and was charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first degree. The case against the former president centers on his alleged involvement in hush money payments made ahead of the 2016 election. Trump, who has pleaded not guilty, is the first former U.S. president to be charged with a crime.
Read on to learn more about what the charges involve, the complicated legal matters at issue, other ongoing investigations into Trump’s activities, and what this case means for the 2024 presidential election. Plus: the only other time a U.S. president was arrested.
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Trump, who was arraigned Tuesday, is the first former U.S. president ever charged with a crime.
The 16-page indictment document itself is pretty bare bones, but there are a few notable takeaways.
The indictment raises many thorny issues about state and federal law that could provide openings for the defense to attack the charges to try to get them tossed before the case even gets to trial.
Trump has already been indicted once. More indictments could be coming.
Fresh off a historic arraignment, former President Donald Trump is still very much running to regain office in 2024.
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I wasn’t alone in questioning some things professionally on Tuesday.
The 31,000 people arraigned for felonies in New York each year have very different experiences in court than the former president.
The sitting commander in chief insisted the Black police officer who cited him not face punishment for doing his duty.