According to recent reports, former President Donald Trump could be facing more offenses relating to the Manhattan Grand Jury indictment, including offenses related to business fraud.
Trump’s indictment is historic, given he is the first former President in U.S. history to face criminal charges, following a grand jury voting to indict Trump as part of a years-long investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Trump’s charges will remain sealed until after his arraignment on Tuesday (April 4).
The former President’s charges stem from an investigation into a $130,000 payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump.
The probe had centered on whether the six-figure payment to Daniels a few days before the 2016 Presidential election amounted to a campaign violation.
The investigation covered whether any records were falsified when Trump reimbursed Cohen for the hush money payment, which was listed as legal fees by the Trump Organization.
On Friday (March 31), CNN published a report citing unnamed sources, which detailed that Trump was allegedly charged with 30 counts related to business fraud.
Separately, CBS News’s chief election and campaign correspondent, Robert Costa, tweeted that sources familiar with Bragg’s Investigation revealed that the Manhattan D.A. has documents gathered during the investigation that “are not yet known to the public/been reported.”
The documents include financial records and communications between critical figures in the case.
Despite the possibility that he could be facing 30 charges, Trump has maintained he hasn’t had an affair with Daniels while reiterating the case against him is “Political Persecution and Election Interference” in a post on Truth Social that followed the news breaking about the indictment.