Why the public 'might not see much of anything' when Trump gets arraigned: report
CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane explained on Saturday why the public is unlikely to glimpse at former President Donald Trump's arraignment next Tuesday in Miami, Florida on the criminal charges that were filed by United States Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith on Thursday.
"What can we expect to actually see come Tuesday?" asked CBS Saturday anchor Dana Jacobson.
"We might not see much of anything, Dana," MacFarlane replied. "The federal court system prohibits cameras inside the courtroom, inside the courthouse. They do take booking photos inside the US Marshal's office. The former president will have a booking photo taken, but in the federal system, they don't release booking photos. We also know most, if not all federal courthouses have private entrances for high-profile witnesses, high-profile defendants, or those who are in Marshal's custody and pretrial detention. It's possible the former president could be ushered into the courthouse out of sight. It's an initial appearance and an arraignment Tuesday in Miami. This could take just a matter of minutes. He'll enter a plea of guilty or not guilty to talk about some release conditions, and then this case heads to a judge who was appointed by Trump himself."
Watch the segment below or at this link.
\u201cTrump's arraignment on Tuesday in Miami will be invisible to most Americans\n\n===>\n\n(via @cbssaturday & @JakeMRosen )\u201d— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1686409500
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