After Trump indictment, arraignment is next step in legal process
Former President Trump is the first president in US history to face criminal charges.
Indicted on Thursday, he’ll likely be arraigned Tuesday, April 4th, according to court officials.
The charges relate to a hush money payment Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
The district attorney’s office said it had contacted Trump’s representation about a surrender, and his attorney, Joe Tacopina, has said it’ll likely happen Tuesday.
“The president will not be put in handcuffs. As far as a mugshot’s concerned–perp walk, I mean as I said I’m sure they’ll try to make sure they get some joy out of this by parading him.”
Trump reacted to the indictment on Truth Social, calling the charge “fake, corrupt, and disgraceful.”
And saying he cannot get a fair trial in New York.
“The Judge ‘assigned’ to my Witch Hunt Case, a ‘Case’ that has NEVER BEEN CHARGED BEFORE, HATES ME.”
The former president named Judge Juan Merchan, who *is* expected to be the one overseeing this case.
Merchan, an acting justice on the New York State Supreme Court, presided over the Trump Organization’s tax fraud trial.
In such an unprecedented case, there’s quite a bit that we still don’t know.
“It’s too early to speculate what type of sentence Trump would get if he were convicted by a New York jury. The judge would likely base it on the evidence that was presented at trial, whether Trump testified or whether he perjured himself.”
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