Former President Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury Thursday. The charges stem from District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s probe into hush money payments made during his 2016 presidential campaign. Though many have criticized the investigation as a “weaponization” of the justice system, Trump is expected to use the historic prosecution to garner support for his 2024 campaign for re-election. FOX News D.C.-based Correspondent David Spunt joins FOX News Senior Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram to discuss the legal stakes for the former president in the coming months, political reactions to the indictment, and how the charges could impact the upcoming election cycle.
Amid rising tensions with foreign adversaries, the Pentagon has called on Congress to pass its $842 billion military budget. The proposal included investments toward U.S. competition with China, boosting modernization efforts, and strengthening relationships with allied nations. The budget raised concerns from many Republican lawmakers who questioned how the money would be spent. Senior Policy Analyst for Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense at The Heritage Foundation Patty-Jane Geller explains the contents of the budget, international threats that stem from China and Russia, as well as the country’s current state of military readiness.