New York Grand Jury Indicts Donald Trump

Daniel Perodin, Staff Writer

On March 30, a Grand Jury indicted former President Donald Trump on over 30 counts. The indictment charges Trump with document fraud crimes. Prosecutors have not yet released the specifics of the charges, but they will most likely publicize them after Trump’s arraignment on April 4

The case stems from hush money payments made with the intent of hiding Trump’s alleged affairs. According to prosecutors, Trump made payments of over 250,000 dollars to two women to illegally hide his infidelity.  

The indictment means that Trump has become the first former or current president to face criminal charges. Trump’s lawyer, Joe Tapocina, said on a morning talk show that Trump would not be handcuffed, but law enforcement will take Trump’s fingerprints and his mugshot. 

Before the indictment, Trump threatened “death and destruction” if he were charged. Trump will also face other criminal investigations related to his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and the sensitive documents found at his Mar-a-Lago home.