‘Dozens and dozens’ of Secret Service agents will protect Trump when he comes to be fingerprinted

Teams of Secret Service agents, FBI agents, federal prosecutors, and court security continue to work on a plan to safely bring in former President Donald Trump for processing after a grand jury turned in a sealed indictment against him.

An advance team conducted a ‘sight tour’ of the New York Criminal Court in Manhattan, where Trump will be processed on Friday, as his legal team negotiates the detail of his surrender to authorities.

The effort to protect the president involves ‘dozens and dozens’ of Secret Service agents, a law enforcement official involved in planning the movements told the Washington Post. 

Trump has been in Mar-a-Lago as the historic events unfolded – he was pictured at a party Thursday night and has been spotted golfing at his West Palm Beach course.

Members of the U.S. Secret Service, New York prosecutors, the FBI, and private lawyers have been working out the terms and security for Trump’s surrender to New York authorities Tuesday

He is expected to fly to New York’s LGuardia Airport Monday, then go to his Trump Tower penthouse apartment.  

Then he will go to the office of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg for processing.

There has been uncertainty about whether Trump would also face his arraignment Tuesday, where he would enter his plea. CNN reported that he would be arraigned Tuesday, but that the timing was ‘fluid.’

Trump’s lawyer Joseph Tacopina has indicated Trump would plead not guilty, and said in TV interviews Friday he would ‘very aggressively’ challenge the legality of the indictment – an indication he is preparing a series of motions to block it, delay it, change its venue, or otherwise have it tossed out of court.

Tacopina predicted that prosecutors would insist on parading Trump before the public and the media, but it is not yet clear whether there will be a ‘perp walk’ – or whether Trump himself will choose to seize the limelight on his trip. He hasn’t scheduled any media appearances, and his Truth Social account was quiet early Saturday. 

Trump himself has branded the investigation a witch hunt, called DA Alvin Bragg a ‘disgrace,’ and attacked the judge assigned to oversee it.

Trump always travels with a Secret Service security detail, and is driven around in government SUVs when he travels to New York periodically.

Trump is set to be processed at New York Criminal Court in Manhattan Tuesday

Trump is set to be processed at New York Criminal Court in Manhattan Tuesday

Still not specified, the charges serve as the first time in history that an ex- president has faced a criminal case - with the exact allegations expected to be announced in the coming days The decision - announced Thursday afternoon - also marks the end of a years long investigation into $130,000 paid to Stormy Daniels, allegedly to buy her silence about their affair

A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict former president Donald Trump over hush money paid to pornstar Stormy Daniels 

Trump could either travel to New York in his newly-renovated 'Trump Force One' Boeing 757 or fly in a government plane

Trump could either travel to New York in his newly-renovated ‘Trump Force One’ Boeing 757 or fly in a government plane

The details of the charges that has a former president facing a potential trial in the midst of his presidential campaign are continuing to emerge.

‘We now heard 34 counts, and I guarantee you it’s going to be 34 counts when we find out next week, Tacopina, told Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity.

The ‘hush’ money scheme to Stormy Daniels included monthly payments by fixer Michael Cohen to pay off porn star who claims she had an affair with Trump. Individual checks signed by Trump could constitute many of the charges.

Trump, 76, faces multiple charges of falsifying business records and at least one felony charge, the AP reported Friday.

Falsifying business records is a class E felony – the lowest level.  

Payments to reimburse Cohen for money he provided to Daniels were categorized as ‘legal fees’ in Trump Organization documents. 

The planning all comes amid possible protest on Tuesday. Trump himself called for protests when he first forecast his looming arrest. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) a Trump ally, said she would be in New York Tuesday and called for protest. 

Daniels told the Times of London the case would result in violence one way or the other.

‘Whatever the outcome is, it’s going to cause violence, and there’s going to be injuries and death,’ she said. ‘There’s the potential for a lot of good to come from this. But either way, a lot of bad is going to come from it, too.’

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