(Donald Trump in Florida in 2016. Photograph: Joe Skipper/Reuters)
Ex-president denies affair with Stormy Daniels but has admitted directing Michael Cohen to pay Daniels $130,000
March 30, 2023
Donald Trump has been indicted in New York, over a hush money payment made to the adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election.
No former US president has ever been criminally indicted. The news is set to shake the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, in which Trump leads most polls.
Trump also faces legal jeopardy over his election subversion and incitement of the January 6 attack on Congress; his attempts to overturn the 2020 result in Georgia; his retention of classified records; his business dealings; and a defamation suit arising from an allegation of rape by the writer E Jean Carroll, which Trump denies.
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