The George Soros-backed DA of Manhattan Alvin Bragg announced Trump will be arrested next week.
Initially, the Manhattan DA’s office wanted to arraign Trump on Friday morning but Trump’s lawyers stated the Secret Service would need more time to prepare for such an event.
Here’s Bragg’s Official Statement:
— Alvin Bragg (@ManhattanDA) March 30, 2023
The D.A.'s office requested that Trump surrender on Friday, but Trump’s lawyers replied that the timeline was too tight, saying the U.S. Secret Service needed more time to prepare https://t.co/QjtMn3ZEbd
— erica orden (@eorden) March 30, 2023
Here’s what Yahoo News reported:
The Manhattan district attorney’s office asked for Donald Trump to surrender on Friday following a grand jury’s vote to indict the former president.
But lawyers for Trump rebuffed the request saying that the Secret Service, which provides security detail for the former president, needed more time to prepare.
The exchange, which was relayed to POLITICO by a law-enforcement source and confirmed by Joe Tacopina, a lawyer for the former president, underscores the extremely delicate, unprecedented nature of the indictment. Until Thursday, no ex-president in history had been criminally charged. And both the charges itself and the application of them have placed the country on uncharted legal and political terrain.
A spokesperson for the D.A.’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Trump is expected to surrender to the Manhattan D.A.’s office, but Tacopina said that no precise date had been set for it. Ultimately the Secret Service will have to coordinate the conditions of the surrender with court officials and the New York Police Department.
The Manhattan DA's office asked for Trump to surrender on Friday following his indictment, but the former president's lawyers refused, saying the Secret Service needed more time to prepare. https://t.co/CC5zdBon14
— POLITICO (@politico) March 30, 2023
It will be interesting to see how Trump’s arraignment goes down considering Secret Service agents are supposed to protect the president with their entire life .
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