Former president Trump surrendered himself to the district attorney’s office located in Lower Manhattan. The allegations against him will be disclosed later today. Despite being accused of being involved in a hush-money payment to a porn star in 2016, he has declared that he intends to plead not guilty.
He will not be handcuffed nor will have his mugshot taken.
What’s been happening:
- Former President Donald Trump surrendered himself to authorities at the Manhattan courthouse.
- He is scheduled to be arraigned in front of Judge Juan Merchan at 2:15 p.m. ET after being fingerprinted.
- The indictment against him, which includes around 30 counts related to document fraud, is currently under seal. The charges are expected to be made public during the arraignment.
- The charges stem from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s investigation into hush money payments made to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump. Trump has denied any wrongdoing.
- Trump is the first former US president to face criminal charges.
- The area outside the courthouse is swarming with anti-Trump and pro-Trump protesters, as well as members of the media. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and George Santos, R-N.Y., briefly stopped by to join Trump supporters protesting against his indictment.
- After returning to Florida, Trump plans to give a speech at Mar-a-Lago tonight.