Donald Trump indicated by grand jury over “hush money” payment to Stormy Daniels

Donald Trump indicated by grand jury over “hush money” payment to Stormy Daniels

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On next-week Tuesday, the Former US President will be appearing in court for arraignment where they will be fingerprinted, photographed and arrested.

Following an investigation initiated by the district attorney of New York, it was discovered that a $130,000 (€119,245) payment was made to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

No specifics on what charges will be brought against Mr Trump have been disclosed; they may only be revealed during the court hearing.

On Thursday, CNN reported that Mr Trump is expected to face over 30 counts of business fraud when indicted.

Ms Daniels has asserted that she was paid $130,000 to remain silent regarding her relationship with Mr Trump that occurred in 2006.

The ex-president categorically denied ever being involved in an affair with Ms Daniels.

Mr Trump is the first President in United States history to be charged with a criminal offence.

Trump will be fingerprinted, photographed, and processed upon his arrest. His legal team is likely to put up a solid defence against the charges. However, It is unclear whether Trump will be handcuffed during his appearance.

When news broke that a grand jury had voted to indict the former president, he was residing in Florida. Republicans have publicly denounced the decision to indict Mr Trump, but Democrats believe that no one was above the law.