At least two other former presidents came close to being criminally indicted, but they ultimately were not charged.
Megan Loe, Brandon Lewis
A New York grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump on Thursday, March 30 on charges involving alleged hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump.
Though other former presidents have faced legal trouble in the past, former New York state legislator Jon Cooper claimed in a viral tweet on March 12 that Trump would be the first former president in U.S. history to be criminally indicted.
Is Donald Trump the first former president to be indicted?