(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – The chances that former President Donald Trump would be handcuffed if he is arrested are slim since that would be prevented by his Secret Service detail, according to a Florida prosecutor.
For a week now, there have been reports that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, is getting ready to indict and arrest Trump.
The possible indictment would be over a 2016 “hush money” payment, in which then-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen paid $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet about an affair she allegedly had with the future president in 2006.
At the end of last week, Trump forecasted his arrest would occur on March 21, but that hasn’t happened.
Meanwhile, reports by The New York Times and The Guardian citing sources close to Trump claimed the former president would seek to “make a spectacle” out of his potential arrest to avoid looking weak and boost his chances in the 2024 presidential election.
According to Trump’s lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, it can be expected that the police will handcuff him during an arrest.
“I had this idea in my head that they’d [prosecutors] be dumb enough — if he [Trump] were indicted — to actually try to cuff him and walk him. And then we can see how far we’ve really devolved in this country,” Tacopina said on Rob Schmitt Tonight.
“I think that’s what they’re going to try to do,” the Trump lawyer added.
However, that is unlikely to happen, according to Dave Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County, Florida, where Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home is located.
“The Secret Service is not going to allow local law enforcement to put their hands on the former president,” Aronberg said.
“So what they’ll do is Trump would conceivably surrender to New York, go up to New York with Secret Service, and then get processed up there, get fingerprinted, get his mugshot, and then get released without any cash bail. Just being released on his own recognizance,” the Florida prosecutor predicted.
In comments to WPBF, Aronberg declared that he had “always thought an indictment of the former president is likely because you have four investigations into his alleged criminal conduct.”
“I think the New York case is actually the least of the four, but it’s the one that’s going to go first, and New York prosecutors have given every indication that it’s coming later this week,” the Florida state attorney said on Tuesday.
Nonetheless, the Manhattan grand jury that will vote on whether Trump should be indicted did not convene on Wednesday as planned.
A source from Trump’s legal team told CNN that an indictment and an arrest were not expected until next week.
Former President Donald Trump is unlikely to be handcuffed if he's arrested, according to a Florida prosecutor who said the Secret Service wouldn't "allow local law enforcement to put their hands on the former president." https://t.co/fxGwe9Vsum
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