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Tensions Rise Outside NYC Courthouse Before Trump's Arraignment

A woman wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat fell to the ground after trampling an anti-Trump flag near the New York City courthouse where former President Trump is set to be arraigned Tuesday.

A Trump supporter stands on an anti-Trump banner.
A Trump supporter stands on an anti-Trump banner.

Confrontation Erupts Between Protesters and Trump Supporters

The Trump supporter ran across and grabbed a banner with "TRUMP LIES ALL THE TIME" written on it and laid it on the flag before being confronted by protesters wearing shirts calling for the arrest of the former president.

Trump's Arraignment Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday

Scuffles between Trump supporters and protesters came ahead of Trump's highly-anticipated arraignment hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Manhattan Grand Jury Indicts Trump on Hush Money Payments

A Manhattan grand jury indicted Trump as part of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office's years-long investigation into his alleged hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. The indictment is expected to be publicly released after the arraignment hearing.

The moment when the Trump supporter woman fell to the ground.
The moment when the Trump supporter woman fell to the ground.

Trump's lawyers said they expected to file a motion to dismiss all charges stemming from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's investigation. Trump also argued for moving his case to Staten Island, with a larger demographic of Republican voters compared to Manhattan.

Trump's Accusations Against Judge and Venue on Truth Social

On Truth Social, Trump criticized the venue and judge as unfair, alleging that the judge's family are Trump haters and his daughter worked for Kamala Harris and the Biden-Harris campaign.

Hush Money Payments Investigated but No Federal Charges Filed

Hush money payments made to McDougal and Daniels were reported by Fox News in 2018 and investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York and the Federal Election Commission. However, federal prosecutors opted against charging Trump in the case.