NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump pleaded not responsible Tuesday to 34 felony fees stemming from Manhattan District Legal professional Alvin Bragg’s investigation into the hush cash cost to porn star Stormy Daniels. Trump is the primary U.S. president ever to be criminally charged.
“These are felony crimes in New York state, regardless of who you’re,” Bragg advised reporters at a press convention after the previous president’s arraignment. “We can not and won’t normalize severe legal conduct.”
Trump, who spent Monday night time at Trump Tower, was arraigned on the Manhattan Felony Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon earlier than flying again to Florida for a night occasion at Mar-a-Lago.
“I by no means thought something like this might occur in America,” Trump stated in a speech throughout which he railed about Bragg and the opposite investigations he’s presently going through.
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