A grand jury in Manhattan has indicted former US President Donald Trump after an investigation into paying hush money to a pornographic actress, US media said on Thursday.
The charges, which followed an investigation led by Manhattan Attorney General Alvin Bragg of the Democratic Party, could affect the 2024 presidential race.
Trump has said in the past that he would continue to campaign for the Republican nomination if he was charged with a crime.
Previously, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office told Trump’s attorney that he could face criminal charges for his role in secretly paying off a porn star, according to the New York Times.
The Manhattan investigation, which has spanned nearly five years, focuses on the $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump, and claims the amount was paid to her by Trump’s ex-attorney Michael Cohen in the final days of the presidential campaign. for the year 2016.
Trump had previously expected his arrest in Manhattan, and urged his supporters to protest the looming indictment, according to the New York Post.
In his post, Trump accused the Manhattan District Attorney’s office of being “corrupt.”