Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan criminal court, Trump denies 34 felony crimes. of falsifying New York business records.
Former President on Tuesday Arraignment
Donald Trump turned himself in and was arrested on Tuesday. He was then arraigned in a historic and unprecedented court appearance, which was the first time the charges against him were read aloud. Even though the arraignment was routine, the case could affect Trump’s chances of running for president in 2024 as he fights the charges in court and in public.
Prosecutors said that Trump tried to hurt the legitimacy of the 2016 election by paying women who said they had affairs with him outside of his marriage to keep quiet. He said that it didn’t happen.
Prosecutors say that Trump was part of a plan to hide negative information that would hurt his campaign. This plan included an illegal payment of $130,000 to hide the negative information, which was ordered by the defendant.
Trump Charged for Falsified New York Business Records
The charging documents say that Trump “repeatedly and fraudulently falsified New York business records to hide criminal behavior that kept damaging information from voters during the 2016 presidential election.”
After being charged of fraudulently falsifying New York business records, Trump took a plane back to Florida right away. At an event with his supporters on Tuesday night at his Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump spoke out against the indictment and showed how he plans to fight the charges politically when he runs for president again in 2024.
The indictment says that each of the criminal charges against Trump is tied to a specific entry in the New York business records of the Trump Organization. The prosecutors in Manhattan say that Trump has made false entries in the New York business records many times.