The Strategist

Hearings on Trump's criminal case start in New York

04/16/2024 - 11:31

According to The Hill, on Monday the New York court opened hearings in the criminal case involving former US President Donald Trump.

Gage Skidmore
Gage Skidmore
For the first time in American history a former head of state is being tried in a criminal case.

Trump faces accusations of document falsification during the legal processes, which are commonly known as the "Stormy Daniels case" in the media. The Wall Street Journal stated in a January 2018 piece that Trump allegedly dated porn star Daniels in 2006 and paid her $130,000 to keep quiet just before the 2016 presidential election. Trump declared emphatically that he was not personally acquainted with Daniels.

Manhattan prosecutor Bragg indicted Trump on 34 counts of criminal conspiracy and falsifying corporate paperwork in April 2023.

Trump is facing charges in three more incidents. They have to do with protesters barging into the Capitol, unlawfully obtaining classified material, and purported anomalies with the former head of state's affairs.

Trump enters no guilty plea in any of the instances. The lawmaker and his supporters have been repeating again that the accusations against him are made for political purposes.