Takeaways and key lines from the indictment against Donald Trump

Prosecutors point to Trump’s “unlawful” election influence scheme as backing for felony charges

Tuesday - 04/04/2023 20:04 Author: Editors Desk Source: CNN:::
AP / Mary Altaffer
AP / Mary Altaffer

CNN — In a first-of-its-kind criminal indictment against former President Donald Trump, Manhattan prosecutors are accusing Trump of falsifying business records with the intent to conceal illegal conduct connected to his 2016 presidential campaign.

The criminal charges stem from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s investigation into hush money payments, made during the 2016 campaign, to women who claimed they had extramarital affairs with Trump, which he denies. 

Trump “repeatedly and fraudulently falsified New York business records to conceal criminal conduct that hid damaging information from the voting public during the 2016 presidential election,” the charging documents unsealed Tuesday allege.

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