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Former US President Tump Indicted, To Face Criminal Charges

Former US President Donald Trump is set to become the first ex-president to face a criminal trial, starting Monday.

Naija News reports that this development tests the boundaries of the nation’s legal and electoral frameworks as the countdown to the presidential election in November continues.

Trump is charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records, related to an alleged scheme to conceal payments made to silence porn star Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, about an alleged sexual encounter.

These charges, which Trump fervently denies, are part of a broader narrative involving hush money during the critical final weeks of his 2016 campaign.

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The hush money affair is one of four criminal cases currently pending against Trump, with this particular case being considered the least serious.

However, the implications of these charges are profound, raising the possibility of Trump becoming a convicted felon and facing potential incarceration.

The trial, set against a backdrop of intense political rivalry, features Trump running a campaign marked by stark promises of “vengeance” against Democratic President Joe Biden, who defeated him in the 2020 elections.

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The former president’s campaign has leveraged his legal battles as a focal point, portraying him as a victim of what he terms “lawfare” and election interference by political adversaries.

The selection of jurors promises to be a contentious affair, with Judge Juan Merchan leading the process to vet over 100 potential jurors, including scrutinizing any affiliations with far-right groups like the Proud Boys, especially those involved in the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot.

While Trump contends with these legal challenges, he also faces the personal and political ramifications of a trial held in what he describes as the hostile territory of heavily Democratic New York.

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Despite these hurdles, Trump has managed to use his considerable challenges as a campaign tool, rallying his base and boosting fundraising efforts by emphasizing his outsider status and alleged persecution.

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