This is major.
A law enforcement source informed Fox News that ex-President Donald Trump is anticipated to face an arraignment in court on Tuesday subsequent to his indictment by a Manhattan grand jury.
The trial judge overseeing the case is Judge Juan Merchan, which originates from the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s inquiry into alleged payments made by Trump to adult film actress, Stormy Daniels, for keeping quiet in 2016. Trump’s arraignment is slated for 2:15 p.m. in Merchan’s courtroom on the 15th level of 100 Centre Street in New York City.
A second source has corroborated that Trump has reached an agreement with the district attorney’s legal team to surrender without handcuffs, in addition to his personal lawyer Joe Tacopina. The arrest will be managed by the detectives working with the DA’s office.
The U.S. Secret Service, New York Police Department, FBI, New York State court officers, and the DA’s office will convene on Friday afternoon to conclude the arrangements for the logistics and security of Trump’s arrest.
The Secret Service will decide the manner in which Trump will be brought in.
Earlier reports indicated that after the grand jury voted to indict him on Thursday evening, Bragg requested that Trump surrender to his office on Friday, but the Secret Service postponed the surrender.
The criminal charges levied against Trump are a historic event, marking the first time a current or former U.S. president has been indicted. The charges stem from an extended inquiry into payments of $130,000 to Daniels and $150,000 to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, reportedly to silence them regarding sexual encounters they had with Trump during his initial presidential campaign. Trump has consistently denied any wrongdoing and denied the allegations of the affairs.