The White House and New York City are prepared for any violence that may erupt around the former president. donald trumpThe arraignment in Manhattan on Tuesday when New York Mayor Eric Adams warned the representative. marjorie taylor greene and other MAGA loyalists to be on their best behavior.
“We are watching this closely, as expected,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said in a meeting with reporters on Monday.
Both Kirby and Adams said they are do not track any specific threat linked to Trump hearing, which takes place at 2:15 p.m. ET on Tuesdaybut federal, state and local officials are monitoring the situation closely.
The mayor of New York called the Republican congressman from Georgia by name in your comments. Greene said he would be in New York on Tuesday to lead Trump supporters in a protest of his appearance in what is expected to be a circus-like atmosphere.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has warned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and other Trump supporters to be on their best behavior.
“Although we don’t have specific threats, people like Marjorie Taylor Green, who is known for spreading misinformation and hate speech, said she’s coming to town,” the New York City mayor said at a news conference.
While you’re in town. Be on your best behavior,” Adams said. As always, we will not allow violence or vandalism of any kind. And if any of the courts participated in any act of violence, he will be arrested.
“While there may be some troublemakers planning to come to our city tomorrow, our message is clear and simple: control,” Adams said.
‘New York City is our home, not a playground for your misplaced anger. We are the safest big city in America because we uphold the rule of law in New York City.”
Meanwhile, Kirby said the administration of President Joe Biden was coordinating with state and local officials. He said that he hoped that the ex-president’s supporters would stick to peaceful protests and not engage in any kind of violence.
We will be prepared, should it be necessary, but hopefully there will not be such a need. There should be no need for anyone to want to visit violence on fellow citizens around this or any other legal proceeding. Violence has no place in the United States. Peaceful protest has a lot of value in our democracy,’ he said.
Law enforcement officials have yet to see signs of a similar organized, disruptive reaction to the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol, the New York Times informed.
Trump headed to New York on Monday afternoon to turn himself in to police on Tuesday, where he will be fingerprinted and have a mugshot taken before his hearing on charges of paying hush money to the porn star. stormy daniels.
You will land at New York’s LaGuardia Airport before spending the night at Trump Tower in Manhattan.
Donald Trump rides in the back of an SUV as his motorcade arrives at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, en route to New York City.
Trump Tower is surrounded by barriers as security forces prepare for Trump’s arraignment
Local, state and federal agencies are gearing up for Tuesday’s historic event. The New York City Police Department, state law enforcement agencies, the Secret Service, and the US Marshals Service are coordinating on security.
NYPD officers have a standing order for about 35,000 officers.
“Officers have been placed on alert and the department remains ready to respond as needed and will ensure that everyone can peacefully exercise their rights,” the New York Police Department said in a statement.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg arrived at his office Monday after walking through a crowd of New York police officers.
In preparation for the expected protests, police built barricades along the edge of the sidewalks around Trump Tower and the Manhattan Criminal Court building in downtown over the weekend.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted an invitation to join her at a protest near the Manhattan courthouse.
Greene tweeted an invitation to join her at a protest near the Manhattan courthouse.
“They’re not coming after President Trump, they’re coming after us, he’s just in his way,” he wrote.
Trump has encouraged protests on his behalf.
Greene’s rally is planned for Tuesday morning, likely before Trump is due to appear before a judge as part of his arraignment.
Details of the charges against Trump have not been released, but the former president is said to face more than 30 charges, including at least one felony, in the indictment handed down by a Manhattan grand jury last week.
The investigation looks into six-figure payments made to Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.
Both women claim they had sexual encounters with a married Trump years before he entered politics. Trump denies having an affair with either woman and denies any wrongdoing, arguing that the case against him is politically motivated.
He is the first former president in history to be impeached.