Former President Donald Trump will give remarks Tuesday evening in Florida, following his expected appearance in New York on charges connected to hush money payments, according to a statement sent by his team on Sunday.
Trump is scheduled to address statements at his Mar-a-Lago resort upon his return from Manhattan, where he is anticipated to turn himself in willingly.
In the indictment handed out by a Manhattan grand jury last week, Trump faces many allegations of fabricating business documents, including at least one felony crime, according to two sources familiar with the situation who spoke to The Associated Press. They talked anonymously to share material that has not yet been made public.
The indictment of Donald Trump was the result of a grand jury investigation into hush money payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to suppress reports of an extramarital sexual encounter. As is typical in New York prior to an arraignment, the indictment has been kept under wraps.
In television appearances on Sunday, Trump’s attorney Joe Tacopina stated that, once he received the indictment, he would study over it and then plan the following legal actions. Speculation as to whether he would request a venue change or submit a move to dismiss is premature, he added, despite the fact that it is typical for defense counsel to do both.
“We’re way too early to start deciding what motions we’re going to file or not file, and we do need to see the indictment and get to work,” he told ABC’s “This Week.” “I mean, look, this is the beginning.”
The former president is set to fly to New York on Monday and spend the night at his Trump Tower in Manhattan before his scheduled arraignment on Tuesday, according to two individuals with knowledge of his travel arrangements who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Early Tuesday morning, he is anticipated to report to the courts, where he will be fingerprinted and photographed. The investigators will complete the arrest papers and look for outstanding criminal charges or warrants.
When the booking process is complete, Trump will be arraigned in the afternoon. This will occur in the same courthouse in Manhattan where his firm was prosecuted and convicted of tax fraud in December and where notorious movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was tried for rape.
Representatives from the Secret Service and the New York City Police Department inspected the courthouse and discussed security measures on Friday.