Listen to this article Former President Trump Indicted on Business Fraud Charges
Indictment and Charges
A grand jury in New York City indicted former US President Donald Trump on charges of business fraud.The charges specifically involve falsifying business records related to payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels to prevent her from revealing an affair they had prior to the 2016 election.
Grand Jury Decision
The grand jury voted to indict Trump, with more than 30 counts related to business fraud. The indictment has been signed by the grand jury foreperson and is currently under seal.
Surrender and Legal Response
Trump’s attorneys have indicated that he will surrender to New York authorities early next week. However, the ex-president has responded to the news with increasingly unhinged rhetorical attacks on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who will be leading the prosecution.
Accusations and Threats
Trump has accused Bragg of being a racist and interfering with next year’s presidential election. The violent and incendiary rhetoric against Bragg may have had an effect already, with the prosecutor receiving a death threat in the mail last week.
House Republicans’ Attempt to Interfere
Charges against Trump come despite an attempt by his House Republican allies to force Bragg to give evidence about his ongoing investigation to a trio of House committees, whom Bragg refused to comply with.Read more: Former President Trump Indicted On Business Fraud Charges