Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been indicted by a New York grand jury as part of an investigation into money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about alleged sexual encounters.
Trump will be the first American president to face criminal charges, although the exact charges against him are not yet known as the felony indictment was filed under seal by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
During the coming days, Trump is expected to be formally arrested, although he is likely to be released on his own recognizance because it’s a nonviolent felony. He will be fingerprinted and photographed.
The case is focused on a hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels during his 2016 presidential campaign.
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has said he was working at Trump’s direction when he arranged payments totaling $280,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal to keep quiet about alleged sexual encounters.
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