Former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented indictment has surged into the limelight and fueled public debate over whether this case is legitimate and shows no one is above the law or amounts to a political hack job meant to thwart Trump’s chances in the 2024 presidential election.
Expectations are that Trump will be arraigned at some point in the coming week, with a spokesperson for the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg saying in a statement that it’s now coordinating with Trump’s attorneys the former president’s surrender.
Here are key things to know about the indictment, which was handed down on Thursday, making Trump the first former or sitting U.S. president to be charged with crimes.
Joe Tacopina, Trump’s lawyer, told The Epoch Times that the former president is expected to be in New York City next week for arraignment, with April 4 floated as a possible date.
“He’s angry, disappointed, but he’s ready to fight. He’s a pretty tough guy-his knees don’t buckle, so he’ll be ready to go,” Tacopina said. Read more…