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Donald Trump Officially Arrested In New York City On 34 Felony Counts

Trump was officially arrested in New York City on 34 felony counts relating to the falsification of business records. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg gave a press conference shortly after Trump’s arraignment to give some details about the case and answer a few questions from the media. Bragg stated the obvious, that all 34 felony counts were related to the alleged $130,000 paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 Presidential Campaign. The problem is that the issue of paying Stormy Daniels can only rise to the level of a misdemeanor at best. There is a two-year statute of limitations in New York for misdemeanors.

The only way to charge Trump with a crime, in this case, would be to somehow elevate the misdemeanor into felonious offenses. This is where the case gets murky. Alvin Bragg says the 34 felonies are justified because the initial misdemeanors were committed to conceal another crime. Nowhere in the actual indictment paperwork does Bragg reveal what this “other” crime is. When asked about that particular detail by media at the press conference, Bragg refuses to answer and says that it is not required by law to reveal such information.

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Read the full Trump indictment charging him with 34 felony counts and the statement of facts – CBS News

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg holds press briefing following Trump arraignment – YouTube

Donald Trump pleads not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records | CNN Politics

Trump arrest is political earthquake as 2024 election, Iowa approaches

Trump Decries Charges After Pleading Not Guilty to 34 Felony Counts – The New York Times

Late-Night TV Hosts React to Donald Trump’s Arrest, Arraignment: Watch – Rolling Stone

Late Night Celebrates Donald Trump’s History-Making Arrest – The New York Times

Fingerprints, but no mugshot? What we know about Trump’s arrest – BBC News

Donald Trump calls for defunding federal police after his arrest in New York

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