BREAKING: Manhattan, New York Grand Jury Votes to Indict Former President Donald Trump
By Space Coast Daily // March 30, 2023
First time in American history a former president has been criminally charged
NEW YORK, NEW YOK – The New York Times has reported that a Manhattan grand jury voted Thursday to indict former President Donald Trump – the first time in American history a former president has been criminally charged.
The indictment remains under seal and it is not yet known exactly what crimes the grand jury decided to charge him with, the Times reported, citing four unnamed sources.
The charges stem from the $130,000 hush money payment then-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.
Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York opted out of charging Trump related to the Stormy Daniels payment in 2019, even as Cohen implicated him as part of his plea deal. The Federal Election Commission also tossed its investigation into the matter in 2021.
This is a developing story, stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for updates.