The specific charges against Donald Trump are not yet known, but people have been sharing their reactions to the unprecedented event.
Reactions to the indictment of Donald Trump
Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury after a probe into hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, becoming the first former US president to face criminal charges.
The charges arise from an investigation led by Democratic Manhattan District Lawyer Alvin Bragg. The specific charges are not yet known and the indictment will likely be announced in the coming days, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
Below is reaction to news of the indictment:
FORMER REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE ADAM KINZINGER: “Today is a sombre day for our nation. Donald Trump committed many crimes, but this indictment should be a reminder that in America, NO ONE is above the law. We must move forward and let justice prevail. The anti-democratic threat, however, hasn’t diminished.”