Former US President Donald Trump has been released. He was arrested after appearing in a Manhattan court in New York. He was later taken into police custody. After some time he was brought before the judge.
He left the court about an hour later on Tuesday. Earlier, 34 charges brought against Trump in court hearings were not proven prima facie.
Trump is the first former US president to face criminal charges. The 76-year-old former president appeared in court to talk about allegations he paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in bribes before the 2016 election.
Trump has denied allegations that he paid bribes to keep the affair with Stormi a secret. The former president, who was impeached twice while in power, claimed to be a victim of political persecution.
On the other hand, he is using this case as a tool to increase his powerful support. Trump, who has already announced his return to the White House next year, has raised millions of dollars from supporters to fight the case.
Earlier, Donald Trump arrived in New York from his residence in Florida on Monday night to appear in court.