Former President Donald Trump is expected to address the nation from his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida on Tuesday night, just hours after his arraignment in Manhattan. The former president is facing over 30 charges related to document fraud connected with hush money he allegedly paid to cover up affairs.
According to sources, Trump will fly into New York on Monday and stay at his penthouse in Trump Tower. He will then present himself at the New York County Criminal Court on Tuesday morning for processing before appearing before Judge Juan Merchan for an afternoon arraignment.
The indictment, which was handed down by a Manhattan grand jury last week, includes multiple charges of falsifying business records and at least one felony offense. The former president's lawyer Joe Tacopina said he would pore over the indictment once he receives it and devise their next legal steps.
News organizations, including NBC News, have asked the judge for immediate release of the indictment. Security around New York's courts that day will be extremely tight with heavy police presence and some roads blocked off.
The Trump legal team reportedly plans to request moving the trial out of deep blue Democrat Manhattan to more conservative Staten Island across New York Harbor.
Despite these developments, former President Donald Trump remains defiant and has planned a prime-time address from his Florida estate following his arraignment.