According to a report by the Daily Mail on Tuesday, former US President Donald Trump is expected to be indicted on Wednesday for alleged hush money payments made to adult film actress, Stormy Daniels. However, Trump will not be appearing before a judge in New York until the following week, according to a source familiar with the proceedings.
The report states that there will be no arraignment this week, and that Trump, who is currently residing in Florida, is expected to be formally charged tomorrow. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office will reportedly contact Trump and his Secret Service detail to arrange for his surrender.
In anticipation of the arrest, the New York Police Department and Metro Police Department have stationed a large number of officers outside the courthouse. Officials in New York City and Washington, DC are also reportedly preparing for possible unrest and demonstrations following Trump’s call for his supporters to “protest, protest, protest” in response to the potential indictment.
It is important to note that the allegations against Trump stem from the hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels, who claimed to have had an affair with Trump in 2006. The payments were allegedly made in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election to ensure that Daniels did not go public with her story.
The case has been ongoing for some time, with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office conducting a lengthy investigation into the matter. Trump has consistently denied any wrongdoing and has called the investigation a “witch hunt.”