Here’s What Will Happen When Donald Trump Surrenders to Authorities on Tuesday
In a historic moment, former President Donald Trump will turn himself into authorities on Tuesday and be arraigned on 37
In a historic moment, former President Donald Trump will turn himself into authorities on Tuesday and be arraigned on 37 federal felony charges.
The former President is being criminally charged in an investigation into his mishandling of classified documents after he left the White House in January of 2021.
Trump has maintained his innocence all along, calling the documents investigation a “hoax” and “witch hunt.”
But all of his protestations haven’t stopped the wheels of the Department of Justice, and this week he’s going to have to face the court as a judge sets his pre-trial conditions.
But things are different from when Trump turned himself in to authorities in Manhattan to face 34 state charges which include fraud and falsifying documents, in connection with an alleged hush money case.
At that time, Trump was fingerprinted, booked, and given his pre-trial conditions. But there was no mugshot, and no rally from supporters.
This time, things could be very different.
Here’s what to expect on Tuesday, June 13.
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Miami’s Local 10 reports, “Sources tell Local 10 News Trump will be fingerprinted and processed behind closed doors on Tuesday. He will also have a mugshot taken that will not be released to the public before appearing before a judge around 3 p.m.”
So yes, there will be a mugshot this time because it’s a federal case – but no, the public won’t see it.
One uncertainty surrounding Tuesday comes as Trump cohorts on social media are trying to encourage followers to show up, with some suggesting they come armed – which is legal in Florida.
But local police are reportedly preparing for that possibility.
Local 10 adds, “A Local 10 News crew captured barricades and additional security being put in place ahead of former Trump’s arrival with media surrounding the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Courthouse along North Miami Avenue.
‘I think it’s necessary for the safety of the situation going on so I can understand it. I hope it’s quick and they can get in and out,’ one Miami resident said.
The Miami-Dade Police Department said they have not received any requests for security support but released the statement below on Thursday.
‘Along with our partners at the City of Miami Police Department, we are prepared to provide any assistance support and resources that may be needed,’ said Miami-Dade police.”
On Friday, Miami-Dade police also released a statement, which read, “The City of Miami Police Department will work cohesively with our local, state, and federal partners to provide any assistance in the form of personnel, resources, detours, and/or road closures. We’re committed to protecting everyone’s first amendment right.”
It’s unclear exactly how many protestors can be expected, despite the police department’s plans for the worst (and hope for the best).
When Trump summonsed supporters to his Manhattan arraignment, few actually showed up. Counter protestors outnumbered them by a significant margin.
But Trump is being arraigned in a Democratic stronghold within a deeply red state – so the day’s events could go either way.
Former POTUS Trump continues to maintain his innocence as the day approaches.
The day of Trump’s newest arraignment – June 13 – is just one day before the former President turns 77 years old.