AP: Trump to be arraigned Tuesday to face hush money indictment

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Court officials announced on Friday that former President Donald Trump will be arraigned on Tuesday following his indictment in Manhattan, presenting a historic and shocking scene of a former US commander-in-chief forced to stand before a judge.

Although Trump will be booked like anyone else facing charges, he is not expected to be put in handcuffs and will have Secret Service protection, the Associated Press reported.

He will likely be released on the same day. As Trump and his lawyers prepare for his defense, the prosecutor in his hush money case defended the grand jury investigation that led to his trial, while congressional Republicans claim it is politically motivated.

“We urge you to refrain from these inflammatory accusations, withdraw your demand for information, and let the criminal justice process proceed without unlawful political interference,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg wrote to three Republican House committee chairs Friday in a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

The indictment of former President Donald Trump is charting new legal territory in the United States, as he becomes the first former president to face such charges.

The political ramifications of the indictment are significant and could have a major impact on the upcoming presidential election.

Written by staff