Trump uses the indictment to strengthen the GOP, despite the fact that his flaws are obvious.

Well it really did happen. A past president is being prosecuted for the first time in American history. Multiple sources close to former President Donald.

Trump confirmed to NPR on Thursday that a grand jury in New York decided to indict him on charges relating to hush money payments made to purportedly cover up affairs Trump had.

The Trump GOP machine then got to work, releasing a political playbook designed to protect the outgoing president among his supporters. It has seemed to work with them,

But an unusual divergence has appeared: While Trump's brand has grown toxic with many Americans, it has been reinforced with Republicans.

Trump said in a speech late Thursday that "this is political persecution and election interference at the highest level in history. It was "an act of blatant election interference.

He continued, that would backfire on Democrats. He also assailed the Democratic New York district attorney who filed the charges, Alvin Bragg.

Kevin McCarthy, the speaker of the House, referred to the indictment as an unprecedented misuse of power.

Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued a statement that contained just the word "outrageous.

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