Formal mugshot to be issued after Trump’s arrest


Former U.S. President Donald Trump won’t have to be handcuffed next week if he’s arrested. That’s what his lawyer Joe Tacopina said on Friday. Trump is arrested on Tuesday in a case involving the payment of hush money to a porn actress.

Tacopina said Trump’s lawyers have agreed not to captivate the former president with prosecutors in the case in which Trump is indicted. The prosecutor’s office has not yet responded.

The arrest of the former president will be routine, Tacopina said. He’ll report to New York. In addition to Tacopina, lawyers Susan Necheles and Chad Seigel are assisting Trump.

The Manhattan District Court confirmed Friday afternoon that Trump will be arraigned in court next Tuesday. That will also be the moment when the charges against him will be announced.

Trump will be photographed after his arrest. A so-called mug shot is then made of him. He will also have to hand over his fingerprints.

The case in which Trump is being prosecuted dates back to the time before Trump’s presidency. Porn actress Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims to have shared the bed with him one night in 2006.

Trump reportedly paid her $ 130,000 to keep that short-lived affair out of the media in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. That was arranged through his then-lawyer Michael Cohen.

The prosecutors in New York have previously stated that the payment of that hush money (which is not illegal in principle) is not properly included in the books of Trump’s company. They could also argue that it was actually a campaign donation, because Trump wanted to protect his political candidacy with it. These types of donations are subject to rules.

It has never occurred before that a sitting or former U.S. president has been criminally prosecuted. Trump may still be president despite this case, but it may have political consequences.