The prosecutors will probably do without handcuffs, but Donald Trump will not be able to avoid the obligatory "mugshot," the police photo, and giving his fingerprints when he appears in court in his hometown of New York next Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has scheduled the indictment hearing for that time.
The date, which was rather unpleasant for the ex-US President, is about alleged hush money payments to the porn actress Stormy Daniels and the model Karen McDougal. The exact charges and details are not yet known.
At the latest when the indictment is read out, the public will also learn the details of the allegations. For the process, the ex-US President has to travel to New York and is then briefly taken into custody. It is considered certain that Trump can return home after this procedure.
Judge Juan Merchan, whom Trump accused on Friday of hating, is responsible. Merchan was "handpicked" by prosecutor Alvin Bragg and his colleagues. Merchan led a tax fraud case against the Trump Organization and its longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg. Trump accused Merchan of having acted dishonestly at the time. Weisselberg had pleaded guilty before the actual trial and was eventually sentenced to five months in prison for tax crimes.
Radical Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene has called for protests on the day of the indictment. "I'm going to New York on Tuesday," the ardent Trump supporter wrote on Twitter. "We must protest against the unconstitutional witch hunt!" Within the framework of constitutional rights, they will support Trump and protest "against tyrants". "I'll see you on Tuesday." Greene is on the far right in her party, spreading conspiracy theories and regularly hating minorities.
The appeal brought back memories of the storming of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. At that time, Trump incited supporters, who then broke into the Houses of Parliament. In New York, security around the court in Manhattan has since been increased.