(CMR) Former US president Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty in a Manhattan court to 34 counts for falsifying business reports. Trump is the first former US president to face criminal charges.
He appeared in court Tuesday, after he was indicted by a grand jury last week. The former president is accused of making payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump's legal team has said the former president plans to challenge the charges. The former president, who has vowed to continue his 2024 bid, is slated to fly back to Florida after the arraignment and speak tonight at Mar-a-Lago.