What we know about the Donald Trump-Stormy Daniels payment case

Court documents revealed July 18, 2019, showed Michael Cohen repeatedly spoke with former president Donald Trump amid the effort to pay Stormy Daniels. (Video: Jhaan Elker/The Washington Post)
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A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict former president Donald Trump, making him the first person in U.S. history to serve as commander in chief and then be charged with a crime.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s investigation involves a $130,000 payment made during the frenetic 2016 presidential campaign and a former Trump lawyer and fixer who served time in prison. Here’s a guide to the basics.