Donald Trump, the former President of the United States, has made history as the first president to be indicted in criminal proceedings. The indictment comes as Trump is seeking the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential race. Though the specific charge is not known, the grand jury investigation centers around a $130,000 bribe paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.
The key witness in the case, Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, recently appeared on MSNBC and stated that the indictment “will speak for itself.” Trump is scheduled to appear in court next week for his arraignment, where he will be asked to enter a plea, according to his lawyer.
Unsurprisingly, Trump has described the indictment as “political persecution” and has already said that he does not expect a fair trial. Supporters waving US flags have gathered outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, where he has been staying, to show their support.
However, not everyone is in agreement with Trump’s claims. Longtime ally and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham described the indictment as “a shocking and dangerous day for the rule of law in America.” Meanwhile, Democrats have hailed the indictment as proof that no one, including the President of the United States, is above the law.
As the news of the indictment spreads, the world is watching closely to see how the case will unfold. There has been no statement yet from US President Joe Biden, but the impact of this historic indictment will undoubtedly be felt throughout the country for years to come.