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President Donald Trump is facing a growing list of legal troubles in the wake of a federal indictment alleging he violated campaign finance laws by paying hush money to two women he had affairs with.
The indictment, which was filed in the Southern District of New York, charges the president with two counts of breaking campaign finance laws. It alleges that Trump used his personal funds to make payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal to keep the alleged affairs quiet prior to the 2016 election.
The indictment comes on the heels of a series of other legal troubles for the president. He is currently being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice. And earlier this month, the New York attorney general filed a civil suit against the Trump Foundation, accusing Trump and his family of misusing charitable funds for their own personal gain.
Trump has denied all of the allegations, calling the hush money indictment a “witch hunt” and the Mueller investigation a “hoax.” But legal experts say the president faces a serious risk of criminal prosecution if he is found guilty of the campaign finance charges.
The indictment also raises other questions about Trump’s potential legal exposure. For example, if the payments were found to be illegal, it could open the door to other investigations into Trump’s financial dealings.
The indictment further complicates the already difficult legal situation that Trump is facing. The president has been dogged by legal problems throughout his time in office, and the latest charges could potentially lead to even more legal woes. It remains to be seen how this will all play out, but it’s clear that Trump is facing more legal troubles in the wake of the hush money indictment.