(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: Former President Donald Trump will give a televised speech at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, after his first court appearance in Manhattan. This court appearance is an arraignment on criminal charges related to the payment he made to Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.
According to his campaign’s email, Trump, who is 76 years old, will deliver his remarks from his Palm Beach home on Tuesday evening. There was no other information about the case in the email.
This speech will be Trump’s first since a grand jury indicted him last week. The court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan.
Trump is expected to arrive in Manhattan on Monday and stay overnight at Trump Tower.
On Thursday, Trump was charged with multiple crimes concerning the $130,000 payment to Daniels before the 2016 election. This is the first time a former US president has faced criminal charges.
Trump and his supporters have criticized Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, saying the investigation is based on politics. They believe it is meant to hurt Trump’s chances of being the Republican candidate for president in 2024.
The details of the charges will be revealed at the court appearance. It is said that Trump will face over 30 charges, including at least one felony.
Judge Juan Merchan, who was in charge of a previous trial involving Trump’s company, is expected to be in charge of this court appearance.
Trump criticized the judge, saying he treated former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg unfairly. Weisselberg is currently in jail after admitting to tax fraud charges.
In a message, Trump claimed that Judge Merchan doesn’t like him and was chosen by Bragg and the prosecutors on purpose. He also said that Merchan treated Weisselberg badly, forcing him to admit guilt even if he wasn’t guilty.
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