A New Report Indicates Trump Will Be Indicted On Wednesday And Arraigned Next Week

Donald Trump may have been incorrect by one day when he tweeted on Truth Social over the weekend about the impending indictment being set for Tuesday regarding Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case (Stormy Daniels).

According to recent reporting by the Daily Mail, the 45th president-turned-2024 contender, who is now in Florida, is anticipated to be officially charged today (March 22, 2023). The Daily Mail reports that following a likely indictment on Wednesday, New York officials would begin negotiating to have Trump appear in Manhattan for his arraignment next week, which is expected to take place with the former president and his Secret Service detail.

According to the Daily Mail, Trump will travel to New York next week to be arraigned, fingerprinted, and photographed, marking the beginning of the next phase in the latest attempt by a Democrat official to bring the former president down.

While Trump’s fans and opponents await the grand jury’s decision, officials in New York and the nation’s capital are intensifying security preparations, as previously reported by Townhall.

New York City and Washington, D.C. officials are preparing for potential unrest and demonstrations in response to the former president’s request that his supporters ‘protest, protest, protest’ in response to the potential indictment handed down by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg regarding hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels.

Trump, 76, stated last week that he anticipated being arrested on Tuesday, but a law enforcement insider told DailyMail.com that an indictment would likely occur no earlier than Wednesday. CNN has received an internal NYPD document stating that all cops must be in uniform and ready for deployment on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Daniels’ security increased after her attorney reported that she had received threatening texts.

Tuesday was a day of  ‘high alert day,’ law enforcement officials tell CNN that New York had no credible threats despite a bomb hoax being called into New York Civil Court. Police in Washington Metro are also preparing for protests. Still, the U.S. police do not currently have any credible threats against the Capitol, according to a department intelligence assessment obtained by CNN.

There is ongoing criticism of D.A. Bragg’s choice of presenting the case to a grand jury six years after the alleged payoff to Stormy Daniels that was made supposedly made on behalf of Trump. Republicans find the timing questionable; the former president’s 2024 presidential campaign is gaining momentum, and he is the leading candidate in most polls.

Republicans have compared Bragg’s argument against Trump to prior attacks, including the Russia collusion story and the Mueller investigation. Trump has described the incident as “very shameful.” Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) went so far as to imply that the Manhattan district attorney “should be jailed.”

If the Daily Mail’s reports are accurate and Trump gets indicted on Wednesday — or maybe another day this week — and then appears for arraignment the following week, it will certainly make the 2024 candidate’s first formal campaign event on Saturday in Waco, Texas, all the more intriguing.