(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING NOW: According to several sources, a grand jury in Manhattan has decided to charge former President Donald Trump. This makes Trump the first person in U.S. history to be both president and charged with a crime.
The grand jury was looking at evidence about money paid to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during Trump’s 2016 campaign. This money was supposedly paid to prevent her from talking about a past sexual encounter with Trump.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and his team were investigating if Trump altered business records related to the payments. This might be a violation of campaign-finance laws.
Trump, who wants to be president again in 2024 and leads in many polls among Republican voters, is also being investigated in Georgia and Washington. These investigations are about his attempts to change the results of the 2020 election and how he dealt with secret information at his Florida home, Mar-a-Lago.
He has continuously said he did nothing wrong and believes the investigations are politically motivated. This attitude has excited his most loyal supporters, even though some Republicans would like a new party leader.
Bragg’s investigation seems to be focused on $130,000 paid by Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer. Cohen says he paid the money for Daniels to stay quiet before the 2016 election and that Trump later paid him back. Investigations have found that these payments were wrongly labeled as legal fees.
Cohen went to prison after admitting guilt in two federal criminal cases, one involving campaign finance violations connected to Daniels and another woman who claimed an affair with Trump. He also admitted to lying to Congress. Trump’s supporters have criticized Cohen’s credibility, which might weaken his role as a witness.
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