Ожидается, что бывший президент скоро покинет Trump Tower и направится к зданию суда в центре города в сопровождении кортежа Секретной службы и полиции Нью-Йорка, что приведет к перекрытию дорог. Заседание суда начнется в 14:15, (у нас в Монреале такое же время и сейчас ровно час дня – прим. перев.) но все утро в зале царила напряженная обстановка. У башни Трампа протестующие демократы били в колокола и призывали бывшего президента “проснуться и почувствовать запах правосудия”, в то время как некоторые из его поклонников заявляли о своей любви и преданности к нему. Был дан фальстарт с имперсонатором Трампа, появившемся в лимузине, который на мгновение одурачил некоторых из собравшихся у небоскреба на Манхэттене.
У здания суда разыгралась более яростная сцена.
Фанатка Трампа Джульетта Джерманотта бросилась на антитрамповский баннер и попыталась сорвать его. Протестующие, которые его установили, встретили ее с недоверием, и между ними завязалась перепалка, во время которой она кричала: “У меня КОВИД!”.
Репортер Fox 5 Стефани Бертини подверглась нападкам и крикам, когда она пыталась вести прямой репортаж с места событий, в то время как другая женщина кричала: “Fuck white people!”, а мужчина со звукоусиливающей аппаратурой угрожал другим, говоря, что не стоит “не связываться с ним”.
Опальный конгрессмен Джордж Сантос неожиданно появился и был тепло встречен Джерманоттой, известной протестующей республиканкой, в то время как голос представительницы Марджори Тейлор Грин, ярой сторонница Трампа, была заглушена протестующими против Трампа, которые кричали “нацист” и “возвращайся в Джорджию, сука”.
Сторонник бывшего президента США Дональда Трампа спорит с противниками возле офиса окружного прокурора Манхэттена в Нью-Йорке, 4 апреля 2023 года.
Хаос в здании суда: Поклонница Трампа Джульетта Джерманотта, одетая в джинсовую куртку и шапку MAGA, бросается на баннер Трампа у здания суда.
Дальше пока не перевожу – нет времени. Впрочем тут главное – картинки а не текст. Если руки дойдут – переведу, но не уверен, что дойдут. Как и ноги.
Protesters clashing outside of One Hogan Place, New York, NY, Tuesday April 4th, 2023.
Germanotta got back on her feet and began arguing with one of his critics after trying to tear down an anti-Trump sign outside the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse
Germanotta had been trying to tear down a sign that reads ‘Trump Lies All The Time’. She had crossed over from her ‘side’, then told the other women: ‘I have COVID!’ while yelling in their faces
Protesters clashing outside of One Hogan Place, New York, NY, Tuesday April 4th 2023
Even those who had come to the historic event to film it clashed outside. A man who appeared to be part of a sound crew (left) was filmed grabbing another man by the neck and yelling him
Marjorie Taylor Greene (bottom left0 was swarmed by reporters as she arrived at her planned protest
Germanotta is shown arriving earlier in the day. She told the other protester: ‘I have COVID’ as she yelled in her face
Rep Greene tried to address the crowd with a megaphone while standing on a bench to show support for Trump.
She said the case was a ‘travesty’ and that it should ‘never happen in America ever’. Rep Greene said that if Trump could be prosecuted then ‘American should be concerned’.
But she could barely be heard over screams from the crowd of ‘go back to Georgia you fucking b****!’
One male protester screamed: ‘Fuck you, you white trash Nazi! ‘We don’t like Nazis in New York!’
Another man told her to ‘get out of our fucking city’ and ‘shove your Jewish space lasers up your ass’, a reference to a controversial remark Rep Greene has made.
A few of Rep Greene’s supporters shouted ‘we love you’ but after speaking for just five minutes she left.
Back in her car, she compared Trump to Nelson Mandela and Jesus Christ.
Trump was due to depart Trump Tower at around 10.30am but it was later. His motorcade of Secret Service and NYPD officers will trigger rolling road closures throughout Manhattan. Once he reaches the courthouse, he will have his fingerprints taken. Then, he will appear before Judge Juan Merchan. He will ‘loudly and proudly’ plead not guilty. Trump is then expected to return to LaGuardia airport in Queens at this afternoon. He will fly back to Mar-a-Lago, where he is expected to give an address at 8.15pm
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg arrives at his office on Tuesday morning ahead of the historic arraignment that is the first step in a career-defining case for him
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks outside Manhattan Criminal Courthouse on the day of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned court appearance
Taylor Greene had planned her own protest to take place near the courthouse, but supporters were outnumbered by journalists. Above, a counter-protest sign mocking the Georgia Congresswoman
Taylor Greene, flanked by security, appeared briefly before being led back to her car. She was heckled with cries of ‘Nazi!’ as she made her way through a frantic crowd.
Shamed Congressman George Santos arriving at the courthouse on Tuesday ahead of Trump’s indictment.
The crowds of fans were nowhere near the size of those who gathered in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. Instead, a handful of smaller groups and individuals turned out to show their support.
Among them was Ricardo “Ricky Superstar” Varano, a 62-year-old, 7/11 cashier from the Bronx.
He told DailyMail.com: ‘If he goes down I’ll go down. I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do. I’m here to make people feel this is real, I’m with Donald Trump all the way. This indictment is phony. It’s a hoax.
‘They have to find something because they see these rallies and they see he is building so they want to stop him.
‘How can you stop people who are encouraging people and trying to make the world a better. We had no problems under him as president for four years. I’m going down to the courthouse!’
Julie Delaurier, 66, retired from Brooklyn, wearing a black t-shirt with Arrest Trump on it and holding a mock up image of Trump behind bars
‘I am celebrating the fact that Trump will finally see the inside of the court room after decades of criminal enterprise. I face the same law and my son saw the inside of a court room for jumping a turnstile so I think Trump can for this too.
‘He answers to the same law as you and I do and everyone else. We are finally seeing the rule of law,’ she told DailyMail.com outside Trump Tower.
The former president arriving at Trump Tower yesterday. His attorney said he intends to ‘loudly and proudly’ plead not guilty today
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, whose career will be defined by the controversial case, was seen quietly slipping into his office a few hours earlier, while Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene prepared to host her own protest nearby.
She was warned yesterday by New York City Mayor Eric Adams to be on her ‘best behavior’ while in town.
Trump’s attorneys say he will speak outside the courthouse before going inside, then will speak again afterwards before making his way back to his plane at LaGuardia airport. The arraignment begins at 2.15pm.
The indictment – the first against any former US president – has been met with glee among Trump’s political enemies and disgust among many Republicans, who see it as nothing more than a biased attempt by left-wing prosecutors to stop him from returning to office.
The case has bolstered support among his die-hard donors and fans; in Massachusetts and New Hampshire Trump now leads main rival Ron DeSantis.
Trump Tower: Former President Donald Trump will be arraigned today following his indictment by a grand jury on charges related to money he paid in 2016 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels
Protesters gather outside Trump Tower April 4, 2023 in New York City. Former President Donald Trump will be arraigned today following his indictment by a grand jury on charges related to money he paid in 2016 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels
Supporters stand outside Trump Tower waiting for former US President Donald Trump to leave for his arraignment on April 4, 2023
After being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury last week, Trump traveled to New York and will reportedly turn himself in on 04 April at New York Criminal Court to hear the charges against him
Trump now leads in both states. In Massachusetts, he has a 24 point lead on DeSantis, according to new Boston Herald/Opinion Diagnostics poll. In New Hampshire, his lead is narrower at 13 percent.
Since the indictment was handed down last Thursday, Trump’s team says he has raised a record $8million in donations.
Trump last night demanded that Alvin Bragg hand himself in for ‘illegally leaking’ details of indictment that includes 34 felony counts.
Trump is not expected to have to pose for a mugshot, nor will he be led into court in handcuffs.
His fingerprints will, however, be taken.
While the full contents of the indictment remain secret, details have slowly leaked since the grand jury decided to bring charges last week.
Some 34 felony counts are expected, though it remains unclear what those are.
In a Truth Social post last night, Trump fumed: ‘D.A. BRAGG JUST ILLEGALLY LEAKED THE 33 points of Indictment.
‘There are no changes or surprises from those he leaked days ago directly out of the Grand Jury.
‘No Crime by Trump. What a MESS. Bragg should resign. NOW!’
Reporters began lining up outside the court at 2pm on Monday – 21 hours ahead of the hearing.
Members of the world’s media lined up outside last night to ensure a space in the courtroom this morning
Journalists gather outside Manhattan Criminal Courthouse on Tuesday morning ahead of Donald Trump’s arraignment
Reporters and photographers camped outside the courthouse last night
Reporters, photographers and line holders for news agencies wait in line to get into the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse, 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 Daniel
Members of the media line up outside Manhattan Criminal Court overnight on Monday ahead of Trump’s appearance tomorrow
Policemen take position outside of the Manhattan District Court in New York on April 4, 2023, ahead of the arrival of former American president Donald Trump. – Donald Trump will make an unprecedented appearance before a New York judge on April 4
By 6am there were more than 120 in line with dozens of TV cameras pointing at the courthouse and 20 satellite trucks parked on the streets.
Reporters had eaten pizza and bagels during the night and handed out bananas down the line in the morning.
Police barricades lined all the streets around the court with half a dozen officers on every corner.
In the building there were two overflow rooms for the press and public with a capacity of 260 people.
Judge Merchan banned TV cameras from the courtroom after Trump’s lawyers objected, but he did allow still photographers in court.
Photographers were allowed to shoot from the corridor leading to the courtroom as well.
Reporters have also been banned from using electronics in the courtroom, the judge ruled, saying that anyone caught using a phone or laptop would have it confiscated.
The ruling came after Trump’s lawyers argued against cameras in court because it would create a ‘circus-like atmosphere’
They claimed it could raise security concerns and was ‘inconsistent with President Trump’s presumption of innocence’.
Trump, who was impeached twice by the U.S. House but was never convicted in the U.S. Senate, will become the first former president to face criminal charges. The nation’s 45th commander in chief will be escorted from Trump Tower to the courthouse by the Secret Service and may have his mug shot taken.
The former reality-TV star has been hyping that narrative to his political advantage, raising millions of dollars since the indictment on claims of a ‘witch hunt.’
He has personally assailed the Manhattan district attorney, egged on supporters to protest, and claimed without evidence that the judge presiding over the case ‘hates me’ – something Trump’s own lawyer has said is not true.
Trump is scheduled to return to his Florida home, Mar-a-Lago, this evening to hold a rally, punctuating his new reality: submitting to the dour demands of the American criminal justice system while projecting an aura of defiance and victimhood at celebratory campaign events.
An inflatable caricature of Trump as a rat was erected near Trump Tower yesterday at the General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument next to Central Park
An anti-Trump protester in a jail jumpsuit and plastic mask outside Trump Tower yesterday
Along with journalists were tourists who became caught up in the chaos surrounding Trump Tower
A law enforcement officer stands guard outside Manhattan Criminal Courthouse, 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., April 4, 2023
A conviction would not prevent Trump from running for or winning the presidency in 2024.
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Inside the Manhattan courtroom, prosecutors led by New York’s district attorney, Alvin Bragg, are expected to unseal the indictment issued last week by a grand jury.
This is when Trump and his defense lawyers will get their first glimpse of the precise allegations against him.
The indictment includes multiple charges of falsifying business records, including at least one felony offense, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press last week.
After the arraignment, Trump is expected to be released by authorities because the charges against him don’t require that bail be set.
The investigation is scrutinizing six-figure payments made to porn actor Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. Both say they had sexual encounters with the married Trump years before he got into politics.
Trump denies having sexual liaisons with either woman and has denied any wrongdoing involving payments.
The arraignment will unfold against the backdrop of heavy security in New York, coming more than two years after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a failed bid to halt the congressional certification of President Joe Biden’s win.
Though police said they had no intelligence suggesting any violence was likely, they were on high alert for any potential disruptions.
‘While there may be some rabble rousers thinking of coming to our city tomorrow, our message is clear and simple: Control yourselves,’ Mayor Eric Adams said at a news conference Monday.
Trump pollster John McLaughlin said the former president would approach the day with ‘dignity.’
‘He will be a gentleman,’ McLaughlin said. ‘He’ll show strength and he’ll show dignity and … we’ll get through this and win the election.’
The public fascination with the case was evident Monday as national television carried live images of Trump’s motorcade from his Mar-a-Lago club to his red, white and blue Boeing 757. From there, he was flown to New York, where he was expected to spend the night at Trump Tower before turning himself in the following day.
The former president and his aides are embracing the media circus. After initially being caught off guard when news of the indictment broke Thursday evening, Trump and his team are hoping to use the case to his advantage. Still, they asked the judge in a Monday filing to ban photo and video coverage of the arraignment.
Though prosecutors routinely insist that no person is above the law, bringing criminal charges against a former president carries instant logistical complications.
New York’s ability to carry out safe and drama-free courthouse proceedings in a case involving a polarizing ex-president could be an important test case as prosecutors in Atlanta and Washington conduct their own investigations of Trump that could also result in charges.
Those investigations concern efforts to undo the 2020 election results as well as the possible mishandling of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.
Top Republicans, including some of Trump’s potential rivals in next year’s GOP presidential primary, have decried the case against him. President Joe Biden, who has yet to formally announce that he’s seeking reelection next year, and other leading Democrats have largely had little to say about it.
Trump’s former U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, was campaigning on Monday near the U.S.-Mexico border as part of her presidential bid and suggested that coverage of the former president’s indictment was distracting from other key issues, like immigration.
But even she added, ‘You’ve got a liberal prosecutor that’s doing political revenge against a former president.’
Prosecutors say their case against Trump has nothing to do with politics.