Trump arraignment: NY judge disallows video cameras in courtroom
4 April, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
In the latest development, a New York-based judge ruled on Monday that no video cameras will be permitted in the courtroom where former US President Donald Trump will be arraigned, and only a few p...
In the latest development, a New York-based judge ruled on Monday that no video cameras will be permitted in the courtroom where former US President Donald Trump will be arraigned, and only a few photographers will be permitted to take photographs on the premises, according to The Hill, citing media reports.
On Monday night, New York Judge Juan Merchan issued the decision. According to reports, New York Judge Juan Merchan ruled on Monday night that a few photographers will be allowed to take pictures in the courtroom where former President Trump will be arraigned on Tuesday, but he will not allow video cameras.
According to The Hill, Merchan made his decision after Trump’s legal team argued against having cameras in the courtroom, claiming that it would create a “circus-like” environment.
According to the decision, which was reported by ABC News, five still photographers will be allowed access to the courtroom for a limited time before being asked to leave.
According to the ruling, no electronic devices would be permitted in the main or backup courtrooms.
The Hill reported that Trump is scheduled to appear in court for his arraignment in connection with his alleged role in the 2016 hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels to conceal an alleged affair that he has consistently denied.
Donald Trump arrived at New York’s La Guardia Airport on Monday, ahead of his expected arraignment in a Manhattan courthouse, reported CNN. Alina Habba, who represents Trump in several civil matters, after meeting him in New York, said, “He’s in good spirits. Honestly, he’s as he normally would be. He’s ready to go in and do what he needs to do tomorrow.”
Earlier, after arriving in New York City on Monday, the former US President met with his attorneys Susan Necheles and Joe Tacopina at Trump Tower, according to CNN.
The former US President, the first to be indicted, is expected to appear in court on Tuesday afternoon. On Thursday, a grand jury convened by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who had been investigating Trump’s role in hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign, determined that there was enough evidence to charge him.
Trump, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination next year, has denied any wrongdoing and called the investigation and indictment a partisan attack.