- A source familiar with the proceedings exclusively told DailyMail.com on Tuesday: ‘There will be no arraignment this week’
- Trump is expected to be indicted Wednesday, after which the DA office will reach out to his Secret Service detail to make arrangements for his surrender
There will be no arraignment this week,’ a source familiar with the proceedings told DailyMail.com exclusively on Tuesday.
The former president, who is currently in Florida, is expected to be formally charged tomorrow, after which the Manhattan District Attorney’s office will reach out to Trump and his Secret Service detail to make arrangements for his surrender, according to the insider.
He will then fly to New York where he will be arraigned, finger printed, and pose for his mug shot.
Meanwhile, it’s all-hands-on-deck for the New York Police Department and Metro Police Department as all officers on Tuesday are expected to be in uniform, ready for anything in the wake of the potential indictment.
Officials in New York City and Washington, D.C., are preparing for possible unrest and demonstrations following the former president’s plea to his supporters to ‘protest, protest, protest’ in response to a potential indictment handed down by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Trump, 76, said last week that he expected to be arrested on Tuesday, but a law enforcement official told DailyMail.com that an indictment would likely happen on Wednesday at the earliest.
An NYPD internal memo obtained by CNN shows that all officers are to be in uniform and prepared for deployment on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Daniels’ is also beefing up her security after her attorney said she received concerning messages, including some threatening her life.
Law enforcement officials tell CNN there are currently no credible threats in New York even though Tuesday is a ‘high alert day.’
Washington Metro police are also preparing for protests, but the U.S. Capitol Police ‘is not currently tracking any direct or credible threats to the US Capitol,’ a department intelligence assessment obtained by CNN notes.
NYPD is the largest police department in the country, with roughly 36,000 current officers and 19,000 civilian employees. This week’s memo suggests that all 36,000 officers are expected to be in uniform and on standby for deployment on Tuesday.
Many lawmakers and politicians on both sides of the aisle have said no one wants a repeat of January 6 – with Republicans claiming they don’t expect the demonstrations to turn violent, but warned instead of a ‘political circus’ surrounding any potential indictment.
On Monday afternoon, the NYPD met with the U.S. Secret Service and the chief of public safety for state court officers with a decision to ramp up security around the courthouse starting Tuesday morning, a law enforcement official told DailyMail.com.
However, the source said the indictment is not expected until Wednesday, at the earliest, and that Trump likely wouldn’t come to New York this week.
‘They had their meeting and discussed a whole bunch of stuff about putting extra lighting out there, how they’re going to put more barriers out there, and send their special response teams in,’ the official said.
‘The NYPD is going to do what they do when the United Nations comes into town, with stepped-up security,’ they added. ‘But they don’t even think it’s going to happen this week.’
‘The indictment may happen, but they don’t think Trump comes this week. I’m told there’s an additional witness who is going to testify on Wednesday, so if there’s an indictment, it’s not going to happen until Wednesday or Thursday, so they think he probably comes next week.
ump declared he is the victim of a ‘Stormy ”Horse Face” Daniels extortion plot,’ saying he’s being targeted by a series of ‘horrible radical left Democrat ‘ investigations.
Daniels is also feeling the effects of Trump’s possible looming arrest as her attorney Clark Brewster told TMZthat her client received ‘vitriolic messages’ on social media and is taking extra security precautions. He did not share specifics out of fear of tipping off someone who might want to cause her harm.
Some public comments online include those calling the porn star a ‘worthless wh**e’ and ‘degenerate prostitute’ who they claim ‘should be in prison’ for ‘extortion.’
Even as the New York investigation pushes toward conclusion, Trump faces a grand jury in Atlanta and a federal probe in Washington that, taken together, pose a significant legal risk for the former president.
During the Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump insisted that he will remain in the 2024 presidential race even if he faces criminal charges in the ongoing investigations into his handling of White House documents and alleged 2020 election tampering