Trump charged with 34 felony counts in hush money scheme

Prosecutors say Donald Trump conspired to illegally influence the 2016 election through a series of hush money payments designed to stifle claims that could be harmful to his candidacy. That's according to a historic 34-count felony indictment unsealed Tuesday in Manhattan. The charges arose from a series of checks that Trump or his company wrote during the presidential campaign to his lawyer and fixer for his role in making a payment to a porn actor who alleged an extramarital sexual encounter with Trump years earlier. Trump was stone-faced and silent as he entered and exited the courtroom, and he pleaded “not guilty” in a firm voice while facing the judge.