The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has asked for a meeting with law enforcement ahead of the potential indictment of former President Donald J. Trump, according to an unnamed source in the courts who spoke with Fox News.
The meeting, which “was requested yesterday and has not been set yet,” is expected to take place sometime next week, indicating that an indictment may be imminent.
The same source, who is “familiar with the planning,” stated that security preparations will be discussed during the meeting, including arrangements “in and around the courthouse in lower Manhattan.”
The Secret Service is expected to “take the lead in what they will allow or will not allow” during the proceedings.
The source cautioned that “the decision to handcuff the president, a former president or not, they will set the tone and will escort him into the courtroom.”
“There will be coordination between all of us,” the source said, “but we will defer to the Secret Service.”
The battle is expected to be between the Secret Service and the Manhattan DA, Alvin Bragg. “They will decide how and when he’ll get into the building and they are not going to leave him.”
The source believes that the former president “will still have to be fingerprinted and processed like every other defendant.”
This potential felony indictment comes after federal officials refused to prosecute or pursue the case, which was initially a misdemeanor in New York.
Alvin Bragg has decided to elevate it to a felony while simultaneously downgrading other felonies to misdemeanors.