On March 30, 2023, a grand jury in New York voted to indict former President Donald Trump on criminal charges. This marks the first time an American president has been charged with a crime while in office or after leaving office.
The precise charges against Mr. Trump are not yet known, but the case is focused on hush money payments made by his former lawyer Michael Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election campaign. The indictment follows an investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., who is looking into whether any laws were broken when Mr. Trump and his company paid off women who alleged affairs with him before he became president.
The news of the indictment has sent shockwaves through Washington and around the world as people grapple with the implications of a former president facing criminal charges. It remains to be seen what will happen next, but it is clear that this is a historic moment for American politics and law enforcement.
This story is still developing and more information will be released as it becomes available.