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Judge Rules on Cameras In the Courtroom During Trump’s Arraignment

The media won’t be allowed to film video in the courtroom during Donald Trump’s arraignment Tuesday.

Trump’s lawyers requested Judge Juan Merchan to deny a request by the media to bring cameras into the room, citing a “circus-like atmosphere” it would create.

Judge Merchan granted the request and video cameras won’t be permitted inside the courtroom.

However, he will allow photographers to take pictures right before the arraignment begins.

“ORDERED that Petitioner’s original application is granted to the extent that five pool photographers shall be permitted into the jury box prior to the commencement of the arraignment. The photographers will be permitted to take still photos for several minutes until such time as they are directed to vacate the jury box by court personnel. No further photography will be permitted in the courtroom after that,” the judge ordered.


ABC News reported:

Judge Juan Merchan will allow five pool still photographers to snap for several minutes before the arraignment formally starts, according to a decision issued Monday night.

No video cameras will be allowed, though Judge Merchan conceded, “That this indictment involves a matter of monumental significance cannot possibly be disputed. Never in the history of the United States has a sitting or past President been indicted on criminal charges.”

The judge said he needed to balance other interests.

No electronic devices will be allowed in either the main or overflow courtrooms, the judge ruled.

President Trump’s arraignment is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. ET.

The details of the (bogus) 34 Count Indictment of Donald Trump was leaked to the press, and President Trump is saying there’s only one place that could come from:  Fat Alvin.

LEAKED: Details Of Trump’s Indictment Leaked To The Press

Yahoo News added further details:

But, the source said, Trump will not be put in handcuffs, placed in a jail cell or subjected to a mug shot — typical procedures even for white-collar defendants until a judge has weighed in on pretrial conditions. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office, which has been consulting with the Secret Service and New York City court officials, concluded there was no reason to subject the former president to handcuffs or a mug shot.

The stated reason for handcuffing defendants is that they might be a flight risk or a threat to the district attorney or court personnel, neither of which was judged to be relevant to the handling of a former president protected at all times by a phalanx of Secret Service agents.


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