The Former President of the United States, Donald Trump, has been arrested leveled with several criminal charges. He was arrested on Tuesday ahead of his arraignment at the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse.….
The arrested was carried out on Tuesday ahead of his arraignment at the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse.
Trump has been charged on the offence related to money paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016 before he came into power as America’s number one citizen.
Shortly before his arrest, Trump had taken to his Truth Social media platform, to express shock.
The post reads: “Heading to Lower Manhattan, the courthouse. Seems so SURREAL — WOW, they are going to ARREST ME. Can’t believe this is happening in America. MAGA!” he said.
The indictment had been returned last week by a grand jury against Trump.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment makes it the first criminal charges against Trump, but that won’t be the only potential legal battle in front of the former president to fight, according to CNN.
However, the Special counsel, Jack Smith is still moving forward with an investigation into Trump’s role during the incident of January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol and the handling of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.
Trump arrived in New York on Monday afternoon, flying up on his jet from Palm Beach. He had stayed overnight in Trump Tower, and headed 4 miles south to the courthouse in downtown Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon.
Law enforcement in New York and the US Secret Service have been planning for the prospect of Trump’s appearance at the courthouse for weeks.