What you need to know
- Former President Donald Trump faces more than 30 counts related to business fraud in an indictment from a Manhattan grand jury, according to two sources familiar with the case. It marks the first time in US history that a current or former president will face criminal charges.
- Trump is expected to appear in court Tuesday for his arraignment, multiple sources tell CNN.
- Trump released a defiant statement, calling it “Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history.”
- The Manhattan district attorney’s office has been investigating Trump in connection with his alleged role in a hush money payment scheme and cover-up involving adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer releases statement on Trump indictment
From CNN’s Samantha Beech
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement after the announcement of Donald Trump’s indictment:
“Mr. Trump is subject to the same laws as every American. He will be able to avail himself of the legal system and a jury, not politics, to determine his fate according to the facts and the law. There should be no outside political influence, intimidation or interference in the case. I encourage both Mr. Trump’s critics and supporters to let the process proceed peacefully and according to the law.”
Manhattan grand jury heard from another witness before indictment vote, source says
From CNN’s John Miller
Before the Manhattan grand jury voted to indict Donald Trump on Thursday, a witness gave about 30 minutes of testimony, a source familiar with the case tells CNN.
The witness’s identity isn’t publicly known. Grand jury proceedings are secret.
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For a ‘far away observer’ this seems to be silly really. I was expecting a charge for the Jan 6 White House attacks instead…
Anyway, up to the Americans…