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With ‘not guilty,’ Trump enters period of potential legal peril

Posted on AllSides April 5th, 2023
From The Center
Justice, Donald Trump, Indictment, Hush Money, Investigations
Seth Wenig/AP

The first-ever criminal charges filed against a former U.S. president opened a chapter of legal vulnerability for Donald Trump. Three other indictments could follow.

U.S. politics officially entered uncharted territory on Tuesday as former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records as part of his alleged involvement in hush money payments to two women prior to the 2016 election.

Mr. Trump’s arraignment in a New York courtroom provided the first public glimpse of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case – the first-ever criminal charges...

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