Melania Trump appears to have missed Donald Trump’s incriminating trip from Florida to New York, as the former president was reportedly joined on the plane by his son Eric.
The one-term president left his Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday to fly to New York City ahead of his arrest and court appearance Tuesday afternoon.
The former first lady was not named among the group heading north on Mr Trump’s private jet from The New York Times.
The paper’s Maggie Haberman reported that the former president was joined by a number of campaign aides, including his son Eric Trump, campaign spokesman Stephen Cheung, longtime communications aide Jason Miller, former White House aide Dan Scavino and Boris Epstein. , who was on the legal team that launched a bogus legal effort to overturn the 2020 results.
Mr. Trump reportedly faces 34 felony charges related to business fraud, according to a recent report: Yahoo News.
Mr. Trump has been indicted by a New York grand jury on charges of falsifying business records stemming from payments he made to adult film star Stormy Daniels to prevent disclosure of an affair he had with her before the 2016 election.
The indictment, which is currently still under seal, was filed in New York Supreme Court late Thursday night, just before the clerk of court’s office finished its work for the day.
The twice-impeached former president’s plane landed at LaGuardia Airport in Queens and headed straight to his Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, where he spent the night Monday before making his court appearance downtown on Tuesday afternoon.
Law enforcement agencies are on high alert and barricades have been erected around Trump Tower and Manhattan Criminal Court, where Mr Trump will appear before Judge Juan Mercan at 2.15pm on Tuesday.
Mr Trump’s lawyer Joe Tacopina told ABC his client was “preparing for battle” in the case.
This is far from Mr. Trump’s only legal problems The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Justice is pursuing an obstruction of justice case against the former president over classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago.