Earlier this month, Donald Trump suggested on Truth Social that an arrest could be in his near future. While the former President got the date wrong, word of him being taken into custody was on point, according to TMZ. On Thursday (March 30), it was officially announced that a Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict the embattled politician. The charges are specifically regarding his alleged involvement in giving adult actress Stormy Daniels hush money to stay quiet about their intimate past.
An exact timetable of events remains unknown for now. However, it has been said that Trump will turn himself into authorities in the near future. The jury involved in the investigation has been listening to witness testimony since January. Among those who shared their experience of events include The Apprentice creator's former attorney/fixer, Michael Cohen. He previously served prison time for his involvement in the Daniels scandal. It's worth noting that the New York native himself didn't appear before the group.
Donald Trump Indicted in New York City
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has yet to announce the charges, though they'll likely come within the next few days. At this time, Trump is believed to be at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida but will fly to the Big Apple to cooperate. In his initial post warning followers of a potential impending arrest, the 76-year-old questionably called for other Republicans to protest, even threatening "death and destruction" coming if he were to be indicted. As a result, the city has been placed on high alert in preparation for any wild antics.
With this indictment, Donald Trump is officially the first U.S. President to receive criminal charges. He's been accused of brokering a $130,000 payment to Daniels during his first political campaign, in 2016, as she attempted to publicly expose their 2006 affair. Cohen claims he was at the centre of the deal, and was responsible for cutting the check to the pornstar before later being reimbursed by the embattled star's organization. DT has consistently denied these allegations, calling both witnesses liars. Where do you think the famous blonde's fate lies after his arrest? Sound off in the comments, and check back later for more pop culture news updates.