Grand jury indicts Donald Trump: first former US president under criminal indictment

A New York grand jury has voted to indict former President Donald Trump for paying porn star Stormy Daniels. The American media report it. Trump is the first former president indicted in US history. The precise allegations are not yet known, but the case is that of paying the porn star illegally during the 2016 election campaign to silence her about their relationship. The tycoon commented on the allegations in a statement, stating he was “completely innocent” and described the indictment as “political persecution”.

Trump in Mar-a-Lago, “caught off guard”

Donald Trump learned the news while at his Mar-a-Lago residence. Sources close to the former president admitted to the New York Times that the tycoon’s entourage was caught off guard and did not expect any decision from the grand jury until the end of April.

The judicial troubles and the race for the White House in 2024

The story is destined to weigh on the electoral campaign for 2024, when the tycoon intends to reappear regardless of his legal troubles. The indictment is “a political act” to prevent his candidacy accuses one of the sons of the tycoon, Eric, on Twitter.

Former Donald Trump administration official Sebastian Gorka has called on supporters of the tycoon to “peacefully protest” against his indictment. “We’re going to see who the politicians are, who the crooks are, and who the patriots of America First are. This is the moment of truth,” Gorka said on the War Room program by former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer: ‘No one is above the law’

“Donald Trump’s indictment is no cause for joy. Now truth and justice prevail. No one is above the law,” porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Clark Brewster wrote on Twitter.