Last updated on May 17th, 2023 at 01:07 am
Donald Trump’s Indictment is a historic moment for American politics. On Tuesday afternoon, former President Donald Trump was taken into police custody upon arriving at the district attorney’s office in lower Manhattan, New York. As part of the arrest process, Trump is anticipated to undergo fingerprinting, while it remains uncertain whether his mugshot will be taken. Following that, he will be brought before a courtroom, where he will be arraigned, marking a surreal and historic moment in American history, even though the appearance is expected to be routine and brief.
CNN describes Trump’s Indictment as “Underwhelming”
The Indictment is causing concern for Trump. Some people believe the charges against Trump are politically motivated, with “the Left” trying to unfairly punish him. According to CNN reports some of its viewers were disappointed with the outcome of Trump’s arraignment on Tuesday, with the network describing the indictment as “underwhelming”. This suggests that the Left’s efforts to pursue legal action against the former president may have suffered a setback. During a discussion on CNN, Jake Tapper asked analyst Carrie Cordero if she was unimpressed with the case. Cordero responded by stating that, given the fact that it involves a former president, the case was somewhat lacking in substance, as there were no new violations or previously unknown facts beyond what has been publicly known for almost seven years.
“Hike” in Trump Donations
In addition to that, there is some positive news for Trump and his followers. Former President Donald Trump raised over $1 million in a single day and more than $8 million since his indictment by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Trump’s Senior Advisor Jason Miller confirmed the donations and stated that they showed continued support for Trump’s “America First movement.” Trump sent out a fundraising email to his supporters, describing the indictment as a “witch hunt” by the “corrupt ruling class” and claiming that it would “backfire massively on Joe Biden.” The article also notes that 25% of the donations were made by first-time donors, further solidifying Trump’s position as the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
“Ever since I ran for president as a complete political outsider, the corrupt ruling class has tried to shut down our America First movement,” Trump’s email stated.
“The Deep State will use anything at their disposal to shut down the one political movement that puts you first,” he added.
Trump is still leading in “Polls”
Despite this, A Reuters/Ipsos survey conducted between March 31st and April 3rd showed that former President Donald Trump has increased his lead over other Republican contenders for the 2024 presidential nomination. Despite facing criminal charges related to allegations of paying hush money to Stormy Daniels, 44% of Republican respondents said they would still choose Trump as their party’s nominee, up from 44% in a poll conducted in mid-March. Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, who is widely expected to run for president, received support from only 19% of Republican voters, down from 30% the previous month. Trump’s criticism of DeSantis has also recently increased. The survey of 706 U.S. adults has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.
A relief for $122K in legal fees for Trump
There is an update on Trump’s case which involves on 5th April New court documents reveal that adult film actress Stormy Daniels has been ordered to pay an additional $121,962.56 in legal fees to former President Trump, in addition to the $300,000 she already owed him from a previous defamation lawsuit. The 9th Circuit denied Daniels’ appeal against paying the initial fees last year. Eric Trump announced the news on Twitter and stated that Stormy Daniels now owes his father approximately $500,000 in total. Trump’s sons, Eric and Donald Jr. expressed their excitement about the decision on social media. The details were disclosed by the Dhillon Law Group and filed in the United States Court of Appeals.
Trump Says “He did nothing Illegal”
While addressing supporters Former US President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts in a New York City court related to allegations that he falsified business records to conceal hush money payments, including one to adult film star Stormy Daniels, ahead of the 2016 election. Despite the charges, Trump has maintained that he did nothing illegal and reiterated this on his Truth Social website following his first public remarks since being presented with the criminal charges. Legal experts have expressed varying opinions about the case, with some saying it is winnable and others predicting that prosecutors may struggle to prove their complex allegations. Trump plans to deliver a speech after returning to his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. Prominent lawyer and former US prosecutor Alan Baron has said that Trump “is in a lot of trouble” and that he could “easily end up with a jail sentence” as the case against him is strong and does not solely rely on the credibility of his former lawyer Michael Cohen, whom Trump has frequently criticized and called a liar.
What is next for him?
The announcement of former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented indictment has generated intense responses and sparked numerous inquiries, with one of the most significant being: What comes next?
“Following the indictment of former President Trump, there is widespread curiosity about the unfolding of events. Here are certain things that may happen next.”
Trump would have to be arraigned in person
Donald Trump would have to appear in person for his arraignment, which typically occurs on the same day that an indictment is unsealed, according to Marritz. During this process, Trump would undergo procedures such as taking photographs, providing fingerprints, filling out paperwork, and entering a plea, which usually takes several hours. Despite his status, Bragg, a proponent of equal treatment in the justice system, has repeatedly suggested that Trump should go through the standard steps of an arraignment.
Marritz anticipates that Trump’s arraignment would pose logistical challenges and involve numerous individuals, such as lawyers, police officers, the Secret Service, and the former president himself. As a public figure who enjoys being in front of cameras, Marritz expects that Trump’s arraignment would receive significant media coverage.
In a historic first, a Manhattan grand jury has indicted former President Donald Trump, and two of his lawyers, who deny his involvement in any wrongdoing, informed Reuters that he would not be handcuffed and plans to enter a not guilty plea upon his arrival.
This marks the first time in American history that a politician and former president would be fingerprinted during an indictment.
The case could go to trial
Trump’s indictment raises numerous unique legal and political questions, given his former job and the fact that he is currently campaigning. The case is proceeding with trials that are likely to result in Trump’s downfall and widespread criticism. Trump, who received only 22.6% of New York City’s ballots in 2020, is widely unpopular in Manhattan.