Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, a historic reckoning after years of investigations and a jolt to his bid to retake the White House.
Trump set to surrender within days after indictment
Donald Trump, the ex-president and frontrunner to be Republican nominee in 2024, is set to face a mug shot, finger-printing and a court appearance next week after being indicted over a probe into hush money paid to a porn star in a historic US first.
The possible spectacle of Trump’s appearance in Manhattan before a judge with media camped outside could further divide the world’s most powerful country.
The specific charges against Trump are not yet known, but CNN on Thursday reported Trump faced more than 30 counts related to business fraud.
Trump, 76, said he was “completely innocent” and accused Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the Democrat who led the investigation, of trying to hurt his electoral chances.