After former President Trump said he expected to be arrested Tuesday, the Left and the mainstream media started salivating about that moment.
The New York Times wrote an entire piece about what it would be like:
He would be fingerprinted. He would be photographed. He could even be handcuffed.
And if Donald J. Trump is indicted by a Manhattan grand jury in the days ahead for his role in a hush money payment to a porn star, the former president of the United States of America will be read the standard Miranda warning: He will be told that he has the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney.
Fox News reports that, if there is an indictment against the 2024 presidential candidate, it will not happen on Tuesday.
A source told the outlet the grand jury will hear from another witness Wednesday.
Via Fox News:
The source said law enforcement does not expect the former president to be arraigned until next week as the Manhattan grand jury – which has been meeting secretly to hear evidence for weeks – has another witness on Wednesday. A virtual option was apparently ruled out as the DA is opposed to it. However, another source familiar with the discussions regarding the handling of a possible Trump indictment, said that a virtual arraignment for the former president was never seriously considered.
Law enforcement, from the federal to the local level in New York City, is concerned about safety if Trump faces criminal charges.
New York authorities set up steel barricades outside the NYC criminal court and district on Monday.
The former president called for national protests in the event he is arrested.
“PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
Trump’s potential arrest is related to an alleged hush-money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
The former president has denied the allegations. In a Truth Social post over the weekend, he called the accusations a “fairytale” and noted they have been “debunked” by numerous prosecutors.
Many conservatives, and even some of Trump’s potential opponents in the upcoming GOP primary race, have called NYC district attorney Alvin Bragg’s probe into the former president part of a “political agenda” and “deeply troubling.”
This is a developing story.