Shortly after a New York grand jury stunned the nation with the announcement that it had indicted former President Donald Trump, it was revealed that the 45th president will face at least one felony charge.
According to the Associated Press, the indictment against Trump remains sealed, though it was widely reported that he faces at least 30 counts tied to falsifying business records over an alleged hush-money payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels before Trump won the presidency in 2016.
The indictment marks the first time a former president has been charged with a crime, setting a historic and dangerous precedent for the United States.
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg has been brutally and widely criticized for pursuing the flimsy case, from both sides of the political aisle.
Joe Tacopina, Trump's defense lawyer, revealed that the former president was first asked to turn himself in on Friday, one day after the indictment news.
However, it's now expected that Trump will fly to New York to be arraigned on Tuesday. Like anyone charged with a crime, he will be fingerprinted and subject to a mugshot. It was noted that it's highly unlikely that he'll be handcuffed, and he will have U.S. Secret Service protection throughout the entire debacle.
Trump is expected to be released on the same day.
News of Trump's indictment rocked the nation on Thursday, with many arguing, as Trump has for a long time, that the case is nothing more than an out-of-control political witch hunt.
"The indictment of President Trump is a gross politicization of our legal system, & undermines citizens’ confidence in the rule of law. We can’t allow woke prosecutors to fabricate crimes, or silence presidential candidates!" attorney Harmeet K. Dhillon tweeted.
Thank you @TuckerCarlson for having me on tonight!
The indictment of President Trump is a gross politicization of our legal system, & undermines citizens’ confidence in the rule of law. We can’t allow woke prosecutors to fabricate crimes, or silence presidential candidates! pic.twitter.com/j6zhHC8rOi
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) April 1, 2023
Many, including anti-Trump leftists, have argued that indicting Trump as a result of that particular investigation will only serve to bolster his numbers, which have already risen significantly over the past month.
It was reported Saturday that within 24 hours of the news of Trump's indictment, the former president raked in over $4 million in fundraising from his supporters.
PRESIDENT TRUMP RAISES OVER $4 MILLION IN 24 HOURS AFTER INDICTMENT IN ALVIN BRAGG WITCH HUNT
Over 25% of Donations Came from First-Time Donors to the Trump Campaign pic.twitter.com/OXVGI6Iw4D
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) March 31, 2023
To say the case will backfire in Bragg's face is a massive understatement. Many expect Trump to use the mugshot and the asinine case against him as a rallying tool for his 2024 presidential run.