Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to a 34-count felony indictment unsealed in a New York City courtroom on Tuesday.
The indictment alleges that Trump falsified New York business records in order to conceal damaging information before the 2016 presidential election.
“Manhattan is home to the country's most significant business market,” District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a statement. “We cannot allow New York businesses to manipulate their records to cover up criminal conduct.”
The indictment is historic. Trump is the first former president to face charges.
He's called the investigation a “witch hunt” and politically motivated.