Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a New York grand jury for his alleged involvement in a “hush money payment scheme” involving adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign. The charges have not been unsealed at this time. Trump, who has been under investigation for weeks, took to his social media platform, Truth Social, to express his frustration.
In a series of posts, Trump called the indictment “Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history,” attacked Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, and predicted that the “Witch-Hunt” will backfire on Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential election. However, in a classic Trump move, he misspelled the word “indicted” in one of his posts.
The news of Trump’s indictment comes just one day after he predicted in a Truth Social post that he would not be indicted and praised the grand jury system. With his indictment, Trump makes history as the first former president to face criminal charges.
The charges against Trump have not been unsealed, so the specifics of the case are not yet known. However, this marks a significant development in the ongoing investigation into Trump’s alleged misconduct during his time in office. The indictment also underscores the importance of the justice system and the rule of law in holding even the most powerful individuals accountable for their actions.