Former President Donald Trump is facing 34 felony charges related to the hush-money case involving payments made to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign. The charges were announced by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. and were the result of a long-running investigation into the matter.

The charges relate to payments made to Stormy Daniels

The charges include 10 counts of falsifying business records, 13 counts of offering a false instrument for filing, and one count of conspiracy. The charges relate to payments made to Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress, and Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model. Both women claimed to have had affairs with Trump, which he denied.

According to prosecutors, Trump directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to make the payments to the women to buy their silence. Cohen pleaded guilty in 2018 to charges related to the payments and was sentenced to three years in prison. He was released to home confinement in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing in the case

Trump has denied any wrongdoing in the case and has criticized the investigation as politically motivated. He released a statement calling the charges “a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in American history.”

The hush-money case is just one of several legal challenges facing Trump since leaving office. He is also under investigation in Georgia for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, and in New York for potential tax and insurance fraud.

He could face up to 75 years in prison

The charges against Trump in the hush-money case are significant and could have serious consequences for the former president. If convicted on all counts, he could face up to 75 years in prison. The case is likely to be closely watched by both Trump’s supporters and critics, and could have implications for the future of his political career.