Historic decision: Donald Trump will be impeached

Historic decision: Donald Trump is impeached

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Updated on 03/31/2023 Reading time: 4 min.

Der frühere US-Präsident Donald Trump:

Donald Trump (archive image): The ex-president is now being charged. (Credit: Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

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As the first US President, Donald Trump will probably have to answer in court. A grand jury in New York decided on Thursday.

A Grand Jury in Manhattan voted to oust former US President Impeach Donald Trump

. It would be the first time in American history that a sitting or former president has been prosecuted. The exact charges are still unclear. So far, the relevant documents are under lock and key.

On Manhattan District Attorney spokesman Alvin Bragg said: “Tonight we contacted Mr. Trump’s attorney to coordinate his transfer to the Manhattan Attorney’s office on a High Court indictment which remains classified.”

Trump’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, said his client is expected to show up at the Manhattan DA’s office early next week. In media reports, Tuesday is pass away. Fingerprints will probably be taken there and the typical “Mugshot” photos will be taken. Observers do not assume that Trump will be taken away in handcuffs. The situation with an ex-US president seems too delicate for that.

What exactly the content of the indictment against Trump is remains unknown for the time being. According to media reports, however, there are more than 30 charges relating to business fraud.

Payment to Pornstar Stormy Daniels

What is known: The Manhattan Attorney’s Office already has The former president has been under investigation in connection with his alleged role in a hush-money payment scheme and a cover-up. It is about alleged payments to the ex-porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election There is a suspicion that the hush money payment against a Campaign Finance Act has been violated. Because the amount of more than 100,000

US Dollars

did not appear in expense lists.

The payment was apparently intended to prevent the former erotic actress from going public, which could have harmed Trump in the election campaign. Trump’s private attorney at the time, Michael Cohen, allegedly paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 shortly before the 2016 presidential election. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims to have had an affair with Trump years before the election, which Trump denies.

For Cohen, the indictment of the former US President is “just the beginning”. Now you have to let the indictment speak for itself, Cohen said in a statement released to US media on Thursday. “However, I find it comforting to see the adage that no one is above the law, not even a former president,” Cohen said. He stands by his statement in the case. Cohen has since renounced his former client.

Trump is upset, his son is collecting donations

Trump himself reacted indignantly to the impeachment. “This is political persecution and electoral interference at the highest level in history,” read a written statement Thursday evening (local time) from the Republican, who plans to run again as his party’s presidential candidate in the 2024 election.

Trump sees the indictment against him as an “attack on our country”. It is also an attack on the “once” free elections, also USA

are now a “Third World country” and a nation in decline, the Republican wrote on the network and Twitter surrogate he co-founded, Truth Social.

His son, Donald Trump Jr ., immediately used the upcoming charges against his father to solicit donations from Trump supporters. He referred to the prosecutors as “clowns”. Trump and his campaign team have been calling for financial support for him for weeks.

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