Donald Trump’s mugshot will be unnecessary at his upcoming court session in Miami.

Donald Trump's mugshot will be unnecessary at his upcoming court session in Miami.

Donald Trump’s mugshot will be unnecessary at his upcoming court session in Miami. While appearing in court in Florida to face charges of mishandling confidential papers, Donald Trump will not have his mugshot taken, according to officials.

After his hearing on Tuesday in Miami, the former president will likely be fingerprinted and asked to provide a DNA sample. The city’s police chief said his department was prepared for groups of 5,000 to 50,000.

Mr. Trump will be making his second court appearance of 2018, but the matter at hand on Tuesday is much more serious. After the former president called for supporters to come, city officials in Miami made preparations for protests outside the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. court in the heart of the city.

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Crowds began to gather early Tuesday morning, but the situation remained calm, with more journalists there than Trump fans. There were no barricades or obstacles used to keep protesters out, but Miami police were diverting traffic away from the court entrance.

At roughly 15:00 local time (19:00 GMT), Mr. Trump, 76, will be arraigned in court, so he will likely take a motorcade from the Trump National Doral resort, where he spent the night, to the courthouse.

Mr. Trump will travel for 25 minutes before being brought before a judge. He will likely plead not guilty to 37 counts of classified document retention and obstruction of justice.

After his arraignment, the court system will process him. Officials at the court briefed the press on Tuesday morning, explaining that the US Marshals Service, which secures federal courts, will utilize a previously taken photo rather than subject defendants to the embarrassment of a booking photo.

A trial date is highly unlikely to be established at the hearing, which will last for approximately an hour and handle different procedural problems. A judge had previously denied media outlets’ requests for photo and video access inside.

Todd Blanche and Chris Kise, two attorneys, will most likely represent the former Republican president in court. Despite losing two of his attorneys last week, Mr. Trump will continue to meet with other Florida attorneys this week.

Trump, who has denied wrongdoing on multiple occasions, is then likely to return to his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf estate and address the media there. Police officers and canine detection teams have been patrolling the court in downtown Miami.

We are taking this occurrence very seriously,” Miami Police Chief Manuel Morales stated. “We are aware that things may take a turn for the worse.”

FBI officials discovered over a hundred documents marked as confidential at Mr. Trump’s private Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, in August, leading to the accusations that were made public on Friday. They supposedly revealed US and foreign defense and weapons capabilities, as well as potential retribution strategies in the event of an attack.

Prosecutors say he conspired with an aide to thwart the FBI’s investigation by hoarding documents and hiding some of them in a ballroom and a toilet.

It appears that Mr. Trump’s legal woes have done nothing to dampen his popularity among Republican voters. In 2024, he is still expected to be the Republican nominee for president.

76% of prospective Republican primary voters were more concerned about the indictment being politically motivated than about the documents posing a threat to national security, according to a survey by CBS’s US partner.  In an interview with a Spanish-language radio show on Monday, Mr. Trump frequently accused the Biden administration of weaponizing law enforcement agencies against him.

As per protocol, the independent government department in charge of upholding US law is the US Department of Justice. Vice President Biden recently stated, “I have never once, not once, suggested to the justice department what they should do.”

Experts in the law warn that he faces serious prison time if convicted of the criminal charges. Mr. Trump, meanwhile, has promised to keep running for president regardless of the outcome.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Florida alongside another close aide, Walt Nauta, who was indicted on similar charges. Six felony counts allege that Mr. Nauta improperly handled national security documents.

Mr. Trump is scheduled to appear in court for the second time in a little over three months. In April he was charged in New York on charges of making a hush-money payment to a pornstar before the 2016 election using phony financial documents.

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