Trump Becomes First US Former President To Face Criminal Charge
Donald Trump has emerged as the first former US president to face criminal charges.
New york prosecutors have been investigating the payment of hush money to an adult film star prior to his election in 2016
Former porn star, Stormy Daniels claims she had an adulterous affair with the former president, and was paid $130,000 to keep quiet.
The payment was legal – but trump allegedly recorded it as a business expense. Falsifying business records is illegal in new York.
Trump is expected to appear in court to face the charges and enter a plea in new york next Tuesday.
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Us media say Trump faces more than two dozen charges linked to business fraud – although that is not officially confirmed.
Republicans are calling the indictment an “outrage”, while democrats say no-one is above the law.