Following Tuesday’s indictment of Donald Trump, Washington, DC, metro police said they are working with federal law enforcement partners to plan for the former president’s initial court appearance on Thursday. “The Metropolitan Police Department is working closely with our federal law enforcement partners to monitor the situation and plan accordingly to ensure the safety of DC residents and visitors,” the department said.
“MPD encourages the public to remain vigilant, if you see something, say something. Please report suspicious activity by calling 911.” The federal courthouse, where Trump is scheduled to appear for his initial hearing Thursday — unless the hearing is held virtually — is several blocks from the US Capitol. Multiple law enforcement agencies operate in the area, including National Park Police, Capitol Police, DC police and the US Marshals Service.
Read the full article.
Trump has the option to appear virtually, but pundits don’t expect him to miss another opportunity to martyr himself. Unlike in New York City and Miami, it doesn’t appear that Trump will be formally arrested tomorrow.
Following the indictment Trump, Washington DC metro police say they are working with federal law enforcement partners to plan for the former President’s initial court appearance on Thursday.
— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) August 2, 2023
Fmr. Pres. Donald Trump has been summoned to appear before magistrate judge in DC district court at 4pmET this Thursday
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) August 1, 2023
Posted on both sides of the street outside the federal courthouse on DC pic.twitter.com/ZOyNcw1iA9
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 2, 2023