Former President Donald Trump is not expected to be arraigned until next week if he’s indicted over an alleged hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, according to a report.
A law enforcement source told Fox News on Monday that the Manhattan grand jury hearing evidence against the 76-year-old former president has another witness slated to testify on Wednesday and that Trump’s arraignment, if he were to be indicted in the case, would not be expected until next week.
It is unclear who will be testifying on Wednesday.
Trump declared in a post on his Truth Social account over the weekend that he expects to be indicted and taken into custody on Tuesday.
A source close to the former president told The Post on Monday that if an indictment comes down, “Trump would surrender in Florida and fly to New York to be arraigned.”
The former president would also have to appear in Manhattan court in person as opposed to a virtual hearing.
“We are not doing criminal cases, including arraignments, virtually,” a representative for the state courts told The Post on Monday.
It is believed that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is looking into charging the 45th president with falsifying business records and conspiracy to violate campaign finance law related to his reimbursement of $130,000 to his former fixer Michael Cohen for the alleged hush money payment to Daniels in 2016, just before the presidential election.
The payment was allegedly made in an attempt to keep Daniels quiet about an affair she claimed to have had with Trump a decade earlier.
Trump has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, and he has called on his supporters to protest his potential indictment.
New York City, state, and federal law-enforcement groups held high-level closed-door meetings Monday to plan for the possible aftermath of Trump becoming the first former president in US history to ever be indicted.
Law-enforcement sources told The Post Monday that all cops were told they have to report to the job in uniform Tuesday at 7 a.m. and court officers added that traffic around the Manhattan courthouse was being “restricted’’ Tuesday.
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