Donald Trump claims he raised more than $4 million in the 24 hours after news of his indictment broke.
this former president That number was listed in a press release in which he reiterated that he was a victim of a political witch hunt.
Trump’s lawyer tells Sky News he’s ‘ready to fight’ because it’s been prepared for him unprecedented court appearance next Tuesday.
Alina Habba, a lawyer hired by Trump, said: “He’s done a good job. He’s resilient and strong, of course, not happy with the news of the indictment. But I would say, he’s ready to fight.
“What we’re seeing is selective prosecution. What we’re seeing is a man who is being persecuted continually.”
“There will be no convictions, so I don’t even need to address it. President Trump is absolutely going to continue his presidential campaign.”
Trump will appear in court on the 15th floor of the lower Manhattan courthouse
He will be arraigned before a judge in the same court that saw film executive Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape and sexual assault charges in February 2020.
Full details of the indictment are still under wraps, but Trump is understood to face about 30 fraud charges related to the documents.
The former president will not be handcuffed after consultations between his lawyers and the district attorney’s office.
It’s a break from normal procedure — Trump is the first former president ever to face criminal charges — and in this unprecedented situation, a group of lawyers with no blueprints to draw on is choreographing a dance “over the head.”
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A court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Trump will travel to New York on Monday and be flown to Manhattan by helicopter. He will live in his apartment in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, where security has been heightened in recent days.
The court will also have tight security before and after Trump’s appearance in court, and he will be escorted by special agents who will be responsible for the continued protection of the former president.
Starting Thursday, all 35,000 NYPD officers were told to wear uniforms “as a precautionary measure” after the indictment was released.
This comes after Trump called for protests over his arrest, despite little or no sign of any mass demonstrations, let alone riots.
A judge could impose travel restrictions or other conditions on Trump on Tuesday, pending further hearings. In that case, a source close to the Secret Service said they were “ready to go with whatever options the judge says they have.”