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Trump indictment live updates: Trump will not be handcuffed or have a mug shot taken, NBC reports

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Trump faces New York indictment: Here's what you need to know
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Trump faces New York indictment: Here's what you need to know

Donald Trump became the first former U.S. president to get indicted on Thursday.

Now the country awaits more details on what charges exactly Trump faces in the New York hush money case — and when he will head to Manhattan to turn himself in.

The indictment against Trump is not expected to be unsealed Friday, NBC News reported. But the ex-president faces about 30 criminal counts of document fraud, according to NBC.

Trump's attorney and the Manhattan district attorney's office have arranged the former president's surrender in the coming days. He is expected to be arraigned in New York on Tuesday, though the timing could change, according to NBC News.

The New York Police Department is reinforcing security in the city, though it said it has not seen "credible threats" following Trump's indictment. The former president last week issued an ominous warning that violence could flare up if he was charged.

'No one is above the law' : Sen. Murkowski gives Trump no warm words

  

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) leaves a classified briefing for U.S. Senators about the latest unknown objects shot down by the U.S. military, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. February 14, 2023. 
Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in contrast to some of her Republican colleagues in Congress, did not condemn a Manhattan prosecutor for getting a grand jury to indict Trump.

"I am monitoring Donald Trump's legal situation as it unfolds," Murkowski said in a statement.

"No one is above the law in this country, but everyone deserves a fair legal process," she said.

Murkowski was one of just seven Republicans in the Senate who voted to convict Trump at his second impeachment trial. In that case, Trump was accused of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

In the Manhattan case, Trump is charged with a slew of crimes related to a hush money payout to a porn star in 2016.

"The indictment of a former President is unprecedented and must be handled with the utmost integrity and scrutiny," Murkowski said.

"Instead of rushing to individual judgment, we must also evaluate the evidence as it becomes available and use it to inform our opinions and statements about what is actually happening," she said.

— Dan Mangan

Slim majority of Americans say they approve of Trump indictment, poll shows

New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg leaves after former U.S. President Donald Trump's indictment by a Manhattan grand jury following a probe into hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, in New York City, U.S., March 30, 2023.  
Jeenah Moon | Reuters

A slim majority of American voters approve of former president Donald Trump being indicted by a New York grand jury, according to a new Morning Consult poll.

The survey, which was taken the day after Trump was indicted, shows that 51% of participants approved of indictment. That slim majority was "driven by 83% of Democrats and 49% of independents," according to Morning Consult.

Meanwhile, 70% of GOP primary voters that were polled disapprove of the indictment.

Another key to the poll was whether the indictment was backed by evidence or more so related to political motivations.

"While 46% of voters think the grand jury's decision was primarily informed by evidence that Trump committed a crime, another 43% say the overriding cause for its conclusion was motivation to damage the former president's political career," Morning Consult says. "The latter sentiment is held by 78% of potential GOP primary voters."

- Brian Schwartz

No handcuffs, no holding cell, no mug shot planned for Trump as of now

Former U.S. President Donald Trump at first rally since announcing his 2024 presidential campaign, at the Waco Regional Airport on March 25, 2023 in Waco, Texas.
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Law enforcement authorities do not plan to place Trump in handcuffs, put him into a holding cell, or take a mug shot of him when he is booked before arraignment Tuesday in a Manhattan courthouse.

But Trump will be fingerprinted, officials familiar with the planning told NBC News.

Officials said the current plan calls for Trump to arrive Monday evening at La Guardia Airport in Queens, and then he is expected to be driven to his residence at Trump Tower in Manhattan, NBC reported.

On Tuesday morning, he will be driven downtown to the Manhattan Supreme Court, and taken directly to the 15th floor of the courthouse for arraignment.

All other courtrooms in the Supreme Court sections of the courthouse will be adjourned in the afternoon to reduce the number of people around the area.

— Dan Mangan

Trump was 'upset and disappointed' by indictment, Sen. Graham reveals

Former US President Donald Trump looks on as US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) addresses the crowd during a 2024 election campaign event in Columbia, South Carolina, on January 28, 2023.
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Trump was "upset and disappointed" on Thursday night after learning a New York grand jury had indicted him, Sen. Lindsey Graham told The Washington Post.

But the former president also was "very calm" during a phone call with Graham, the South Carolina Republican who has remained a staunch Trump ally for years.

Trump complained, "They are using the law as a weapon against me," Graham recounted to The Post.

Graham also predicted, "From a political point of view, it's going to solidify Trump's standing with the Republican Party."

The senator posted a snarky Twitter thread about the indictment that seemed to suggest Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was treating Trump harsher than people accused of violent crimes.

— Dan Mangan

Trump's team turns to Facebook for fundraising help after indictment

An anti-Trump protestor holds a placard outside the District Attorney's office, as Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office investigates $130,000 paid in the final weeks of former U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign to Stormy Daniels, a porn star who said she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006 when he was married to his current wife Melania, in New York City, U.S. March 24, 2023.
David Dee Delgado | Reuters

Former President Donald Trump's campaign is running Facebook ads to raise money off of his indictment by a New York grand jury, leveraging the platform it only regained access to last month after a two-year ban sparked by the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Trump's campaign for president started running Facebook ads on Friday that criticize the indictment and urge his supporters to help him by donating, according to the social media giant's ad archive. The archive shows at least three different Trump campaign fundraising ads that leverage the indictment.

"The Radical Left – the enemy of the hard-working men and women of this country – have INDICTED me in a disgusting witch hunt," one Facebook ad run Friday says. "Please make a contribution of $47 or more by 11:59 P.M. to help DEFEND our movement from the never-ending witch hunts during these dark times – and we'll send you your very own 'I Stand with President Trump' T-shirt for FREE."

The 11:59 deadline marks the end of the first quarter fundraising period for all campaigns. The Facebook ads, run through Trump's page, say they were paid for by the Trump Save America Joint Fundraising Committee.

Brian Schwartz

Trump will fly to La Guardia on Monday ahead of arraignment in Manhattan

A ground crew member walks past the plane of former U.S. President Donald Trump parked at the Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. March 27, 2023.
Ricardo Arduengo | Reuters

Trump plans to fly from Florida to La Guardia Airport in New York City on Monday night ahead of his scheduled arraignment in Manhattan Supreme Court the next afternoon, NBC News reported.

La Guardia is one of two airports in Queens, the Big Apple borough where Trump was raised.

After landing at La Guardia, Trump will be taken by helicopter to Manhattan and will spend the night at his residence in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, NBC reported.

Officials told NBC that "dozens and dozens" of Secret Service agents are involved in the security for the transportation.

He is scheduled to appear at 2:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday in court after surrendering to authorities at the Manhattan District Attorney's office for booking.

After being arraigned on what are said to be about 30 criminal charges, Trump then plans to fly back to Florida, where he lives at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach.

That plan could change depending on any travel restrictions a judge imposes, although that is not expected.

— Dan Mangan

New York Supreme Court releases order that allowed Bragg to disclose indictment to the public

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg speaks to media following the sentencing hearing of the Trump Organization at the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse in New York City, January 13, 2023.
Andrew Kelly | Reuters

The New York Supreme Court released the order that granted Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office the authority to disclose Trump's indictment to the public.

Bragg applied for the disclosure on Thursday when a New York grand jury indicted Trump for a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels du