Former President Donald Trump, 76, is likely to be indicted Wednesday, with his surrender and arraignment coming next week, a source told the Daily Mail on Tuesday.
"There will be no arraignment this week," according to the source.
The Secret Service and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office will be coordinating the unprecedented arrest of the former president, a first in U.S. history, according to the report.
NYPD and Secret Service meetings Monday prepared for the indictment and surrender.
"They had their meeting and discussed a whole bunch of stuff about putting extra lighting out there, how they're going to put more barriers out there, and send their special response teams in," the source added to the Daily Mail.
"The NYPD is going to do what they do when the United Nations comes into town, with stepped-up security, but they don't even think it's going to happen this week.
"The indictment may happen, but they don't think Trump comes this week. I'm told there's an additional witness who is going to testify on Wednesday, so if there's an indictment, it's not going to happen until Wednesday or Thursday, so they think he probably comes next week."
The New York Police Department reportedly has all 36,000 officers on notice for deployment for protests or counterprotests cause unrest, according to reports.
With barricades, supporters, protesters, and media already showing up at Trump Tower in Manhattan, there is burgeoning anticipation; however, the actual surrender, arrest, arraignment, fingerprinting, and mug shot are more likely to occur with minimal public knowledge for safety reasons and to avoid complications.
Trump's camp has already said publicly he would voluntarily report for surrender. Trump now makes his home at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
Police are also on alert for potential protests and demonstrations in Washington, D.C., according to reports.
Trump supporters have been peacefully assembling outside Mar-a-Lago, waving Trump flags and signs.
Joe Tacopina, Trump's personal attorney, told Newsmax's "Rob Schmitt Tonight" on Monday that the event will be a "political grandstand" by Democrat prosecutors, up to including getting images to the media of a "perp walk," if not a handcuffing.
"I understand the law and the facts here, and there's not even a bad act — let alone a crime," Tacopina said. "If there is a bad act here, it's by someone who has threatened to go to the media unless they're paid $130,000 to silence the story, which is normally called 'extortion.'
"Here, it's just different, and I have to say all decent people — whether they're politically opposed to Donald Trump, or in favor of his candidacy — really should be concerned about this weaponizing of the district attorney's office to pursue a political opponent, or prevent them from running.
"That's what's really frightening to me. I've never seen anything like this."
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