YAHOO! NEWS – Former President Donald Trump is expected [by some] to soon be indicted by a New York grand jury for his role in a hush money payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels on the eve of the 2016 election.
The special grand jury is due to meet again on Wednesday afternoon, when it could vote to hand up an indictment.
Following his indictment, Trump would then likely turn himself in for his arrest and arraignment on the charges in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Given the unprecedented nature of the case, the timing and details surrounding the indictment remain fluid.
Here’s how it could work
Any indictment issued would be followed by an arrest of Trump, who has residences in West Palm Beach, Fla., Bedminster, N.J., and New York City. He is currently at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
According to the New York Times, it may take several days for Trump to appear at the courthouse as prosecutors and the former president’s lawyers “negotiate his surrender, a common practice in white-collar investigations.”
Yahoo News reported that New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office is engaged in delicate negotiations with the Secret Service over how to arrest, fingerprint and — per standard procedure — potentially handcuff the former president.
Will Trump be forced to do a ‘perp walk’?
Under standard procedures, once indicted, a defendant like Trump would be escorted into the New York City courthouse in lower Manhattan and taken to a processing room, where he would be briefly put in a jail cell, booked, fingerprinted, photographed for a mug shot and handcuffed.
Defendants are then escorted via elevator to an upper floor, where they are walked in handcuffs into a courtroom for their arraignment in full view of the media — the equivalent of a “perp walk.”
But Trump is not the standard defendant. By law, he is protected at all times by the Secret Service.
Prosecutors are still discussing whether he should be allowed to have Secret Service agents, rather than court security officers, escort him into the courtroom without handcuffs, a source told Yahoo News …