Donald Trump has left the courtroom after almost an hour at the Manhattan Criminal court.
Gatekeepers News reports that the 45th President of the United States of America unusually made no comment and ignored questions from reporters.
Former President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, according to a source in the courtroom, after being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury last week.
The indictment against Trump has been unsealed.
Prosecutors allege Trump “employed a ‘catch and kill’ scheme to identify, purchase, and bury negative information about him and boost his electoral prospects,” and “went to great lengths to hide this conduct, causing dozens of false entries in business records to conceal criminal activity, including attempts to violate state and federal election laws.”
“The People of the State of New York allege that Donald J. Trump repeatedly and fraudulently falsified New York business records to conceal crimes that hid damaging information from the voting public during the 2016 presidential election,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a statement. “The trail of money and lies exposes a pattern that, the People allege, violates one of New York’s basic and fundamental business laws.”
Trump is expected to head back to his home in Florida, where it’s expected he will speak later.