Trump Has Been Indicted Before. Historians Say This Time Is Different.

From a Washington Post story by Kevin Sullivan headlined “Trump has been indicted before. Historians say this time is different.”:

When Donald Trump was indicted in Manhattan in March, it was the first time in U.S. history that a president or former president had faced criminal charges.

On Tuesday, it happened to Trump for the third time in just over four months — and he may face even more charges before the summer is done.

Historians and legal scholars say the new indictment, brought by federal special prosecutor Jack Smith, is fundamentally more consequential than the earlier ones, which related to hush money paid to an adult-film actress and the mishandling of classified documents.