Former US president Donald Trump is under arrest
April 5, 2023 01:05 AM
Former President Donald Trump was arrested on Tuesday in lower Manhattan on charges stemming from the investigation into a hush money payment to adult star Stormy Daniels.
According to the 24NewsHD TV channel, Donald Trump, the former US president and front-runner for the 2024 Republican nomination, arrived at a New York City court to face criminal charges in an investigation into a hush money payment made to an adult film star Stormy Daniels.
The charges against Trump were unsealed on Tuesday. There are 34 charges against the former US president whose details were read out in court. However, Donald Trump denied the allegations.
There were large numbers of Trump supporters outside the court. A police force was also deployed outside.
Trump, 76, is the first sitting or former president to face criminal charges. He was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury last week in a case stemming from a 2016 hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, though the specific charges had yet to be disclosed.
Trump was driven to the courthouse in a motorcade after departing his New York residence at Trump Tower.
Trump, who has said he is innocent and pleaded not guilty, surrendered to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg before an arraignment proceeding before Justice Juan Merchan.
Donald Trump will be fingerprinted, photographed, and formally charged in a watershed moment ahead of next year's presidential election.