Trump Also Faces a Felony Charge: Report
Donald Trump faces a felony charge stemming from alleged hush money paid in 2016 to adult film star Stormy Daniels to buy her silence regarding an affair she claimed to have had with him, CBS News reported Saturday, citing a person familiar with the matter.
According to the source, the former president is being charged with falsifying business records in the first degree, a felony in New York State.
In total, there are approximately 30 counts in the indictment, CBS News reported. The indictment handed up by a New York grand jury remains sealed, so the details of the charges are not immediately available.
Trump, who is the first former president in U.S. history to face criminal charges, is expected to be arraigned before Judge Juan Merchan on Tuesday. The indictment would be read to him at that time.
Trump called the indictment a “Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history,” and accused Democrats of “weaponizing our justice system to punish a political opponent, who just so happens to be a President of the United States.”
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