The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, will not be handcuffed and placed in a cell if charges are brought against him, the source said. Bloomberg. Trump said last week that he could be arrested on March 21st.
According to the agency, the ex-president can be fingerprinted, he can also be photographed in profile and full face. Mr. Trump may remain under the supervision of the US Secret Service assigned to him.
As Bloomberg notes, such treatment of the accused is not typical for the United States. Former prosecutor Temidayo Aganga-Williamsa told the agency that his status as a former president “ensures special treatment.” “He will be viewed as a security threat less likely than a previously unknown defendant,” the expert explained.
The agency also explained that the charges that could be brought against Mr. Trump do not fall into the category of serious criminal offenses. In this regard, the question of his detention will not be raised.
The criminal prosecution of Donald Trump may begin in connection with a long-standing case involving payments by Mr. Trump’s lawyer to porn star Stormy Daniels. At one time it was discontinued, but recently sent for review by the District Attorney of New York. The ex-president called the case legally void and politically motivated and called on his supporters to stand up for democracy.
Read more about the case in Kommersant’s article “Donald Trump Trying on Prison Uniform.”