According to sources familiar with Trump’s indictment, former President Donald Trump is expected to travel to New York on Monday (April 3), ahead of his Tuesday arraignment.
The former President is anticipated to turn himself in on Tuesday (April 4) morning before a court spokesperson-confirmed 2:15 p.m. (ET) arraignment.
According to the Washington Post’s reports, the Secret Service had toured the Manhattan courthouse where the former President will likely turn himself in to ascertain the most secure way for Trump to enter and exit the facility.
Given the intense media scrutiny of the case, authorities are preparing for what will likely be a frenzy.
On Thursday (March 30), a Manhattan Grand Jury voted to indict Trump in a case that centers around a six-figure hush money payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in the days before the 2016 Presidential election.
Since the indictment is still under seal, what Trump is being charged with is still unclear, but it’s emerged as a result of a months-long investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D).
Trump’s attorney Joe Tacopina explained that he doesn’t anticipate the former President to be handcuffed but didn’t elaborate on whether Trump would be fingerprinted and have a mugshot taken.
If Trump does have his mugshot taken, it won’t be public information, as New York state law doesn’t permit the public distribution of mugshots.
The former President is also expected to be released immediately after his arraignment as the charges, while sealed, do not include violent felonies.