New York Hush-Money Indictment Prompts Donald Trump to Prepare for Surrender
Preparations for Donald Trump's surrender to face charges related to hush money payments made to a porn star have begun. Both New York officials and Trump's legal team are involved in the arrangements, with the former President scheduled to make an initial appearance in court on Tuesday at 2:15 p.m.
The indictment, sought by the Manhattan District Attorney's office and handed up by a grand jury on Thursday, is currently sealed, and the charges are not yet public. Trump is expected to report to the district attorney's office on Tuesday morning, where he will be arrested, fingerprinted, and photographed.
He plans to fly from Florida to New York on Monday and stay overnight at Trump Tower before heading to the courthouse. The lower Manhattan courthouse will have its surrounding streets blocked off, and Trump will be accompanied by the U.S. Secret Service during his time there.
While the former president has previously called on his supporters to protest, there have been no recent statements from him about such actions since being indicted. However, one of his supporters, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R., Ga.), has announced on Twitter that she will be there on Tuesday. A spokesman for Mayor Eric Adams has said that there are no credible threats to New York City at this time.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul, who belongs to the Democratic Party, has offered state resources to help with security or crowd control during Donald Trump's upcoming appearance in court. She spoke with New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday about the matter.