Trump Faced with 34 Felony Charged by Manhattan District Attorney


Carter Ramey, Co-Editor in Chief and Social Media Director

Donald J. Trump has been indicted on 34 felony charges, stemming from allegations if hush money given to two women before the 2016 presidential election. They had sexual encounters with Trump and they claim he wanted to keep it out of the public. This indictment comes from the investigation that was led by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. 

  Trump will be the first former president to be charged with criminal activity. Mr. Segal, the AP Government and Politics said,  “We are witnessing history seeing a former president getting pressed with charges. It is very cool to see what is going to happen.” 

  Trump surrendered and was arrested April 4, 2023, before his arraignment. The charges found that Trump took part in giving 130,000 dollars to suppress any negative information that would hurt his presidency campaign in 2016. He pleaded not guilty to all 34 counts. In the state of New York felony cases go on trial within six months. While there is not a date set from when trial will happen, it is expected to be soon as Trump wants the charges dropped even before trial. 

  Following the arraignment in New York, Trump flew back to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. There he held a press conference to share with the public his side of the indictment  and his intent to fight against the chargers, as well as hisplan to run for president in 2024. Hannah Olson, a senior, says, “ I watched the press conference and Trump seemed very confident.” Trump during his address to the public made sure that it was clear these charges were not stopping him from running during the 2024 presidential election.