Former US President, Donald Trump, has been arrested at the federal courthouse in Miami, where he faces 37 criminal charges related to his handling of classified documents at his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort. This marks the first time a former US President has faced federal charges and Trump is expected to plead not guilty. The arrest comes just months after Trump was charged by a Manhattan grand jury in a separate hush-money case.
Despite denying any wrongdoing in both cases, Donald Trump has vowed to stay in the 2024 race despite the charges. He is expected to speak Tuesday evening once he returns to his Bedminster resort in New Jersey. Trump was placed under arrest by deputy US Marshals and his booking process has been completed.
He and his aide and co-defendant Walt Nauta had their electronic fingerprints taken, but no mugshots were taken due to Trump’s recognizability.
During the proceedings overseen by a magistrate judge, expected to be Jonathan Goodman, who is the magistrate on duty in Miami this week, Donald Trump is likely to enter a plea and there will be a discussion of the conditions of his pretrial release.
It’s also possible that potential restrictions are brought up about Trump’s conduct as the case moves forward. The developments surrounding the former President’s arrest and charges are sure to have significant implications for the political landscape in the US.