Today could be the day that Donald Trump receives his indictment from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in the case of the former president’s payment of money to porn star Stormy Daniels.
The grand jury in the case against Trump will convene again Wednesday in New York City, as NYPD officers maintain a heightened presence amid concerns of unrest should the court decide to go ahead. with an arrest.
Meanwhile, Trump is moving away from the city he once called home, sheltering instead in his new residence in Palm Beach, Florida, at his Mar-a-Lago club.
While the indictment could be filed as soon as Wednesday, Trump would not appear before a judge in New York until next week, DailyMail.com has learned.
Police maintain a predominant presence in New York City on Wednesday as the country prepares for an impeachment against former President Donald Trump. Pictured: An officer walks past a chalk graffiti reading “No one is above the law” outside the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
New York state court officials set up barricades outside the criminal court Wednesday morning amid reports that March 22, 2023, could be the day Trump receives an indictment in the case involving a secret money payment to Stormy Daniels.
“There will be no arraignment this week,” a source familiar with the proceedings said on Tuesday.
After formal charges are handed down, the Manhattan district attorney’s office will contact Trump and his secret service to arrange for his delivery, according to the source.
Trump warned over the weekend that he could be indicted as early as Tuesday, but police sources told DailyMail.com the earliest action is likely to be Wednesday as the panel is expected to hear another witness.
It is not yet clear who this witness may be.
The NYPD remains on high alert after all 36,000 officers were instructed to be in uniform and standby for deployment.
The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department is also preparing for the riot, hoping to prevent another event similar to the one on January 6 if the former president is impeached.
As Trump prepares for his first potential indictment, another case against him is heating up in Washington, DC, where the judge overseeing the investigation of classified Mar-a-Lago documents ruled that a lawyer for the former president should be compelled to appear before the great tribunal. jury.
DC District Court Judge Beryl Howell ruled Tuesday that Trump may have intentionally concealed the existence of even more classified records at Mar-a-Lago from his attorney Evan Corcoran.
Corcoran appeared before the grand jury in January and repeatedly used attorney-client privilege as a reason for not answering their questions. But now, ABC News and CNN have confirmed that Corcoran should return before the panel.
Trump’s team was due to file a report Tuesday night, and the Justice Department’s response was due by 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.
A New York State court officer sets up a barricade outside the prosecutor’s office Wednesday morning as protests are expected to continue in New York City.
A member of the NYPD with a police dog conducts a search outside Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday morning before protesters again arrive to demonstrate for and against Trump’s impeachment.
The search comes after multiple threats, including a bomb threat, were made via a 9-1-1 call Tuesday. The 36,000 NYPD officers were told to be in uniform and on standby for deployment on Tuesday and will continue to be present on Wednesday.
Trump continues to deny the substance of allegations of a sexual relationship with porn star Stormy Daniels: His lawyer called the $130,000 hush money a “nuisance payment” that rich or famous people sometimes use to make a situation disappear that distracts
Trump remains huddled at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida. Supporters have gathered outside the club this week at the encouragement of the former president to protest a possible indictment.
A Boeing 757 belonging to former President Donald Trump, nicknamed ‘Trump Force One,’ stands outside at Palm Beach International Airport with the stair configuration and engine turbines igniting and spinning during the morning of March 22, 2023 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Trump allegedly paid Daniels $130,000 in the middle of the 2016 presidential campaign and ordered her to keep quiet about his affair, with sources telling DailyMail.com his goal was to make sure it didn’t get to his wife Melania.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the existence of the payment on January 12, 2018, just a year into Trump’s presidency. The former president’s personal attorney at the time, Michael Cohen, issued a statement a month later acknowledging the payment for the first time.
Trump supporters and enemies flooded the streets of New York City and around Mar-a-Lago this week arguing for or against his imprisonment.
Supporters rallied outside Trump Tower in Manhattan and along the highway leading to Trump’s Florida residence Monday and Tuesday after the former president urged his loyal base in a Truth Social post to “protest , protest, protest” at his possible impending indictment.
Some began to worry that this social media post would spark political violence and another scene like the one that happened at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Police took to the streets of New York again early Wednesday morning, preparing for the worst should Trump be charged or arrested.
Counter-protesters also took up positions outside the Manhattan courthouse, demanding that Trump be arrested and put behind bars.
Trump posted on his Truth Social platform Tuesday night a Fox News report stating: “Sources say there is a real possibility the DA will decide not to indict Trump as rumors circulate.”