Donald Trump Arrested In Miami
Former United States (US) President, Donald Trump, is under arrest at the federal courthouse in Miami, where he’ll face 37 criminal charges related to his handling of classified documents at his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort.
Trump, who is the first former US president to face federal charges, is expected to plead not guilty. This second indictment comes just months after Trump was charged by a Manhattan grand jury in a separate hush-money case.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing in both cases and has vowed to stay in the 2024 race despite the charges. He’s expected to speak Tuesday evening once he returns to his Bedminster resort in New Jersey.
Trump was placed under arrest by deputy US Marshals and his booking process and that of his aide and co-defendant Walt Nauta have been completed, CNN reports from inside the courthouse.
The marshals are expected to take electronic copies of his fingerprints at some point during today’s proceedings. They are not expected to take a mugshot of Trump given his recognizability.
Trump will likely enter a plea and there will be a discussion of the conditions of his pretrial release.
It’s also possible that potential restrictions are brought up about Trump’s conduct as the case moves forward.
Tuesday’s proceedings will be overseen by a magistrate judge, expected to be Jonathan Goodman, who is the magistrate on duty in Miami this week.