Teams of Secret Service agents, FBI agents, federal prosecutors and court security continue to work on a plan to safely bring former President Donald Trump in for processing after a grand jury delivered a sealed indictment against him.
An advance team conducted a ‘visual tour’ of the New York Criminal Court in Manhattan, where Trump will be processed on Friday, as his legal team negotiates the details of his surrender to authorities.
Efforts to protect the president involve “dozens and dozens” of Secret Service agents, a law enforcement official involved in planning the movements told the Associated Press. Washington Post.
Trump was at Mar-a-Lago as the historical twist unfolded — he was photographed at a party Thursday night and seen golfing at the West Palm Beach course.
Members of the US Secret Service, New York prosecutors, the FBI and private attorneys are working on the terms and security of Trump’s extradition to New York authorities Tuesday.
He is expected to fly into New York’s LGGuardia Airport on Monday, and then head to his penthouse apartment in Trump Tower.
Then he would go to DA Alvin Bragg’s Manhattan office for processing.
There was uncertainty about whether Trump would also face impeachment on Tuesday, when he will file his petition. CNN I mentioned he would go on trial Tuesday, but the timing was “fluid.”
Trump’s attorney, Joseph Tacopina, has indicated that Trump will plead not guilty, and said in television interviews on Friday that he would “very vigorously” challenge the legality of the indictment — a sign that he is preparing a series of motions to block it, adjourn it, and change its venue. or otherwise drive him out of court.
Tacopina predicted that prosecutors would insist on parading Trump in front of the public and the media, but it was not yet clear if there would be a ‘perp rally’ — or whether Trump himself would choose to grab the spotlight on his ride. He has not scheduled any media appearances, and his Truth Social account was quiet early Saturday.
Trump himself called the investigation a witch hunt, called DA Alvin Bragg a “disgrace”, and attacked the judge charged with overseeing it.
Trump always travels with a Secret Service security detail, and is driven around in government SUVs when he travels to New York periodically.
Trump is scheduled to stand trial in New York Criminal Court in Manhattan on Tuesday
A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict former President Donald Trump over payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Trump could either fly to New York on the newly refurbished Boeing 757 ‘Trump Force One’ or travel in a government plane
Details of the charges against a former president facing possible trial in the midst of his presidential campaign continue to emerge.
“We’ve heard 34 charges now, and I guarantee you it’ll be 34 when we find out next week,” Tacopina told Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity.
Stormy Daniels’ ‘hush’ money scheme involved monthly payments by broker Michael Cohen to pay off a porn star who claims she had an affair with Trump. Individual checks signed by Trump can constitute a multitude of counts.
Trump, 76, faces multiple charges of falsifying business records and at least one felony count, the Associated Press reported Friday.
Falsification of business records is a Class E felony – the lowest level.
Payments to repay Cohen for money he gave Daniels were designated “legal fees” in Trump Organization documents.
The planning comes amid a possible outcry on Tuesday. Trump himself called the protests when he first expected an arrest on the horizon. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), a Trump ally, said she would be in New York on Tuesday and called for a protest.
Daniels told Times of London The case will lead to violence one way or another.
“Whatever the outcome, it will cause violence, and there will be injuries and death,” she said. There is potential for a lot of good to come from this. But either way, a lot of bad is to come, too.