BREAKING UPDATES: DONALD TRUMP ARRIVES IN MANHATTAN TO FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES
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Manhattan, NY — Former President Donald Trump arrived in Manhattan this afternoon and surrendered himself at a Manhattan district attorney’s office. Later today, he will be arraigned and fingerprinted, and the 34 charges related to criminal fraud will be revealed to the public.
While heading into the Manhattan DA’s office, Trump gestured to onlookers, many of whom were supporters. He raised his fist, signifying his solidarity and willingness to fight. Trump is expected to officially enter his not-guilty plea at 2:15 pm (EST).
It is not yet determined whether Trump will have his mugshot taken.
Implications of Donald Trump Arraignment
Trump’s arraignment and trial come at a pivotol moment for the Republican party and the United States at Large. Not only is Trump the leading candidate for the 2024 Republican nominee, but he is also the first-ever U.S. President to face criminal charges.
There are also speculations about whether judges will issue a gag order on Trump’s ability to post on social media. There are concerns about his ability to incite violence as he continues attacking prosecutors and judges connected to his case via posts on Truth Social.
The decision to issue a gag order will likely come during the arraignment, just shortly after 2:15 pm (EST)
If Donald Trump refuses to follow the gag order, he will be in contempt of court, which is a jailable offense.
It’s also uncertain when Trump’s case will take place. The likely outcome is that Trump’s lawyers will exercise their power to delay the case until after the 2024 election and that Trump will use the pending case to energize his base. However, some claim the reality of an impending prison sentence could deter swing voters.
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