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During a historic arraignment hearing Tuesday in a Manhattan courtroom, Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, becoming the first former president to be charged with a crime.
Now, the legal proceedings continue as New York prosecutors set out to build a case and convince a jury that Trump committed these crimes. In turn, Trump and his legal team will have opportunities to persuade the judge and jury that he is innocent. It’s a process that could stretch out for months — or years.