INDICTED: Manhattan Grand Jury Votes to Charge Donald Trump With Crimes

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A grand jury in Manhattan has voted to indict former President Donald Trump over hush money payments he made during his 2016 presidential campaign to two women who were threatening to go public about his encounters with them.

The indictment has not officially been made public yet, but its full details will likely be announced by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg in the coming days. Preparations will also be made for Trump to surrender himself to authorities in New York for arraignment, during which he will be photographed and fingerprinted like a common criminal.

Trump’s indictment is historic as it makes him the first former president to ever face criminal charges, and also sets up a fascinating scenario in which prosecutors must now coordinate with the Secret Service to have a supremely important person under their protection give himself up.

Trump, who has denied any wrongdoing and has attacked the investigation, is expected to surrender to authorities next week.

It will also be interesting to see how Trump’s prosecution will affect his popularity among Republicans as he campaigns to become president again in 2024.

Michael Cohen, a former attorney for Donald Trump, released a statement after a grand jury voted to indict Trump Thursday:

“For the first time in our Country’s history, a President (current or former) of the United States has been indicted. I take no pride in issuing this statement and wish to also remind everyone of the presumption of innocence; as provided by the due process clause. However, I do take solace in validating the adage that no one is above the law; not even a former President. Today’s indictment is not the end of this chapter; but rather, just the beginning. Now that the charges have been filed, it is better for the case to let the indictment speak for itself. The two things I wish to say at this time is that accountability matters and I stand by my testimony and the evidence I have provided to DANY (District Attorney of New York).”

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  1. In other news, 20 more blacks were slaughtered like worthless sheep in NYC and black attorney general Alvin Bragg looks the other way.

  2. They are making a big mistake. This will only galvanize people’s support for him as many other presidents food way worst and got away with it.

  3. Very bad idea….he looks terrible in orange suits. However, the perp walk in hanbcuffs (no foot shackles for VIPs) will be fascinating.

  4. Time to lock up alvin bragg ימח שמו וזכרונו for his crime against American Humanity

    Needless to say:- We are even more fastidiously supporting & voting for President Donald Trump שליטא {Just like the evil protestors in Israel are making us even more fastidiously support & vote for Itamar ben Gvir}

  5. Who cares about the hush money? What about the incitement on Jan 6th where people got killed and injured? Why is the former a crime and the latter is not one?

  6. If only Bragg could dedicate the same amount of energy convicting criminals and keeping New York safe like he has done for this long investigation into former President Trump’s conduct.

  7. @rif
    The DA of NY County can’t prosecute the crime (incitement) in Washington, DC
    Only a federal prosecutor can do that.
    No reason let Trump off locally because he might be charged and tried gif other crimes elsewhere.

  8. No one is above the law, indeed. If this indictment send a message to those who thought they can break the law without fearing any prosecution, I’ll say Bravo! Finally the entiere world is witnessing true justice. But if this is just some sort of PR thing to get more votes, I will say G-d will hide “his face” for good this time. We will never forget the one who signed all those bills, ruining our economy, and who disrupted our lives in the most violent way, with no warning whatsoever. Democrats and Republicans all work for the same people and will have to follow the deep state agenda, no matter what they say. Washington can mind its own business and must stop interfering in other nations policies!