former President Donald Trump is expected to surrender to prosecutors in Manhattan,

Donald J. Trump

New York, to face criminal charges related to payments made to a porn star just before the 2016 presidential election.

He has been indicted and is the first former president to face criminal charges. The article suggests that the country is deeply polarized, and the case will test the institutions and the rule of law

Mr Trump

The outcome of the case, which is likely to drag on for months, will have deep repercussions for the 2024 presidential campaign,

in which Mr. Trump is seen as the Republican front-runner. Many conservative Republicans continue to defend him


while others have remained silent, and his potential rivals for the Republican nomination have also refrained from criticizing him.v