Former US President Donald Trump Facing Multiple Charges Of Falsifying Business Records
Trump To Be Formally Arrested And Arraigned
Donald Trump will face charges of falsifying business records, including at least one felony offence. The former US president will be formally arrested and arraigned on Tuesday, with the indictment against him remaining sealed and specific charges not currently known. The announcement has stirred up huge interest, with the case presenting unprecedented legal waters as Mr. Trump is the first former president ever to face indictment. While his arraignment will take place in New York, Mr. Trump is in the midst of running for president for a third time and campaigning on this legal case.
Booking And Defense Preparation
As with any other individual facing criminal charges, Mr. Trump will be booked and fingerprinted when he turns himself in. The streets around the courthouse are highly protected, though Mr. Trump will be provided with special secret service protection from his team. His attorneys are currently preparing his defense, but the prosecutor has defended the grand jury investigation which propelled this matter to trial.
This historic indictment has already received attention across the world, centering on hush money which was paid during the 2016 presidential campaign to bury allegations of an extramarital sexual encounter. The situation is not expected to be resolved easily, with top Republicans beginning to integrate protection for the former president.
Denial and Accusation
Mr. Trump has vehemently denied any wrongdoing on his part, including the payments relating to the hush image paid to both Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. He has denounced the investigation as a scam and persecution that is intended to damage his 2024 presidential run. Mr. Trump intends to aggressively challenge the validity of this grand jury indictment.
Mugshot and Courtroom Appearance
Despite opposition to the grand jury indictment, Mr. Trump is expected to appear in court on Tuesday. He will be fingerprinted and have his mugshot taken, before going before a judge for arraignment in the afternoon.