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Donald Trump Becomes First Former US President To Be Arrested

Trump becomes first ex-US president to be arrested (Lead)

NEW YORK, April 4 (VOICE) Former President Donald Trump surrendered in a district court here on Tuesday, making history as the first former holder of the highest US office to be arrested.

He now faces charges stemming from paying the porn star for buying her silence.

After being booked like a common criminal suspect, except he wasn’t handcuffed or paraded, he was brought before New York State Supreme Court Justice Juan Mercian and I was waiting to be formally indicted.

Given his status, the arrest took place under the supervision of the Secret Service, which is responsible for protecting the former president, making it an odd scenario.

From his Trump Tower penthouse, four miles away, Trump drove in a motorcade to the building that houses the local courthouse as supporters and opponents held separate rallies.

He was taken through the side entrance.

Mr. Trump became the first ex-president to be arrested and put on trial in the 246-year history of the United States, thrusting the United States into uncharted legal and political territory.

He is also the front-runner for next year’s presidential election and the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, trailing President Joe Biden by just 2% in poll tallies by RealClear Politics.

Trump linked a compensation he allegedly made before the 2016 election through his former attorney Michael Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels, who alleged he had an affair with Trump in 2006. accused of a crime.

Cohen was found guilty in federal court in connection with the $130,000 payment and sentenced to three years in prison. Federal prosecutors have declined to indict Trump.

Cohen is the main witness in a local New York case.

The charges handed down by a grand jury (a panel of citizens convened to determine whether there was prima facie evidence) have been sealed and will soon be unsealed in court.

Since hush money payments and non-martial arts acts are not illegal, prosecutions relate to bookkeeping irregularities in how they are recorded and can arise if they are found to be in violation of campaign finance laws. .

Several leaks reported by the media say Trump will be beaten on more than 20 charges, some of which are serious crime allegations or felonies with up to four years in prison.

In a social media post, Trump called on Manhattan prosecutor Alvin Bragg to indict himself for violating a law barring the disclosure of sealed indictments before he was released in court.

Trump’s lawyers have said Trump will be indicted in a trial in the coming months.

Bragg, a prosecutor elected from the Democratic Party in a partisan election, said he would hold a press conference in the afternoon after Trump was turned over in front of Marchan, who personally attacked him saying, “He hates me.” It has become.

After completing his arraignment in court, Trump plans to fly a private Boeing 757 back to his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, where he plans to meet.

The city was under a blanket of police on alert and heavy security.

The perimeter of Trump Tower and the courthouse was barricaded with iron fences and police buses.

Protesters shouting and exchanging insults across the barrier were quarantined by police.

After the indictments were announced on Thursday, Trump warned of “potential death and destruction.”

The protests outside the courthouse were called by Marjorie Taylor-Green, a Republican right-wing member of the House known for her extreme rhetoric, and drew a warning from Mayor Eric Adams. About your best behavior.”

Green’s speech was drowned out by anti-Trump protesters.

So far, the protests have taken place in a carnival atmosphere, with even anti-Trump protesters dancing half-naked yelling curse challenges at him.

There has never been a riot like the attack on Congress in January 2021 by supporters supporting Trump’s claim that President Biden “stole” the election. Donald Trump Becomes First Former US President To Be Arrested

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