Trump Indicted: The Saga Begins

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Several members of the NYPD enter Trump Tower on Friday, March 31, 2023, in New York. Former President Donald Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, Thursday, a historic reckoning after years of investigations into his personal, political and business dealings and an abrupt jolt to his bid to retake the White House. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
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 Former President Donald Trump has been indicted on 30 counts related to business fraud. The indictment remains under seal, but it comes as a result of a joint investigation by the New York Attorney General’s Office and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors argue that Trump, in his capacity as a businessman and during his presidency, knowingly engaged in schemes to defraud the government, evade taxes and obstruct ongoing investigations. The indictment marks a turning point in legal battles facing the former president, who has long claimed the investigations are politically motivated witch hunts.

With the release of the charges, Trump now faces the possibility of a criminal trial, which could result in fines, penalties, and even imprisonment if convicted. Trump’s legal team has already issued a statement calling the charges baseless and vowing to fight them vigorously in court. Meanwhile, both supporters and critics are watching closely as this new chapter in the Trump saga unfolds.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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