Friday, March 31, 2023

More Than 30 Counts In Trump Indictment?


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 – the first time in American history that a current or former president has faced criminal charges.

Trump is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

The indictment has been filed under seal and will be announced in the coming days. The charges are not publicly known at this time.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office has been investigating the former president in connection with his alleged role in a hush money payment scheme and cover-up involving adult film star Stormy Daniels that dates to the 2016 presidential election. Grand jury proceedings are secret, but a source familiar with the case told CNN that a witness gave about 30 minutes of testimony before it voted to indict Trump...  (our emphasis)

It's being reported that the indictment won't be unsealed today, so we won't necessarily know what are the specific counts.  But, for example, depending on whether falsifying business records (one likely charge) is committed in the second degree or first degree (the former is a misdemeanor, the latter a felony), criminal felony charges are very much in play for the Malignant Loser -- and that's only one possible area of business fraud, not to mention campaign financing violations.

More off and on today.

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