Donald Trump has been formally charged with 34 felonies in an indictment unsealed on Tuesday. After surrendering to authorities at a New York courthouse, Trump was placed under arrest and fingerprinted. He then appeared in a courtroom, where he pleaded not guilty to all 34 counts of falsifying business records in connection to hush-money payments he paid out during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump is the first U.S. president to ever be charged with a crime. For more on the charges levied against Trump and their significance, we speak to Bobbi Sternheim, a criminal defense lawyer who has tried several high-profile federal cases in New York. Sternheim outlines what observers expect from the legal strategy in the case, and the risks of harassment facing the judge and prosecution team.
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