Trump arrives in New York in preparation for the historic arraignment

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Former President Trump arrives in New York in preparation for the start of his trial tomorrow.

Donald Trump arrest live: The ex-president waves to his supporters as he enters Trump Tower flanked by bodyguards on the eve of his historic impeachment

Donald Trump traveled from his Mar-a-Lago home to New York City today.

He will stay in Trump Tower overnight before being charged tomorrow.

Trump is scheduled to stand trial tomorrow in a Manhattan court after being indicted by a grand jury.

The former president is not expected to leave until tomorrow when he appears in court for his arraignment at 2:15 p.m. ET.

But an aide told CNN that Trump is expected to meet with his lawyers and political advisors.

What to expect next in Trump's impeachment trial?

Trump is the first former US president to face criminal charges when he is subpoenaed, fingerprinted, and photographed in a midtown Manhattan courthouse tomorrow.

The charges stem from an investigation into hush money paid to a porn star, but the exact charges in the indictment by a grand jury set up by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, D-N, have yet to be revealed.

Trump said he was innocent. He and his allies have portrayed the accusations as politically motivated.

Here's what to expect:

New York is preparing for possible protests.

Police began building barriers along the edge of the sidewalks around Trump Tower and the Manhattan Criminal Court building in Midtown over the weekend.

His lawyers have said he will plead not guilty, and his legal team is preparing to add a constitutional expert amid fears the judge could impose a gag order.

On Monday, his legal team also appealed to the judge to ban cameras from entering the courtroom and hire senior defense attorney Todd Blanche to augment their defense.

Judge Juan Merchan was expected to rule on the matter on Monday evening.

Court officials say he is scheduled to appear at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

The New York case is one of several investigations facing Trump.

Who is Trump's new lawyer Todd Blanche?

Trump bolstered his legal team, hiring Todd Blanche, a prominent white-collar criminal defense attorney, and former federal prosecutor, to join his defense.

On Monday, Blanche and Trump's other attorneys urged the judge not to allow video, filming, and radio coverage of the trial.

In a letter to the court, they argued against allowing such coverage, saying it would "exacerbate an already circus-like atmosphere around this case" and "detract from the dignity and decency of the proceedings and the courtroom."

Judge Juan Merchan is expected to rule on the matter on Monday.

Blanche previously represented Paul Manafort, Trump's 2016 campaign chairman, when Manafort was indicted for fraud in New York state after he was sentenced to prison for federal crimes.

The government charges were eventually dismissed, and Trump pardoned Manafort before leaving office.

Blanche has also previously represented Igor Fruman, an aide to Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani.

Todd Blanche previously represented Paul Manafort, Trump's 2016 campaign chairman.

Blanche joined Trump as he boarded his plane at Palm Beach International Airport on Monday.

Biden says he is not worried about the unrest and trusts the NYPD.

President Joe Biden continued his official duties, visiting the Midwestern state of Minnesota on Monday to discuss economic issues, while Trump arrived in New York City to face impeachment charges.

Biden told CNN's Betsy Klein he's not worried about unrest in New York City over the criminal indictment.

"No, I have faith in the New York Police Department," he said.

He said he also believes in the legal system regarding the indictment.

Trump waved to the crowd as he arrived at Trump Tower on Monday afternoon.

Crowds of people gathered outside the former president's residence in Midtown Manhattan as his motorcade stopped.

Trump, members of his staff, and his legal team made the 10-mile trek from Queens to Trump Tower.

Crowds gathered, awaiting his arrival, and police lined the streets.

NBC News reported that at least one person was arrested outside the lower Manhattan courthouse as Trump arrived by plane in Queens.

NYPD officers surrounded a man screaming in the area, handcuffed him, and took taken away.

The former president arrived in New York City on Monday to face charges from an investigation into silent money paid to a porn star.

Trump opposes allowing cameras in the courtroom for the trial.

As Trump prepares to arrive in New York City on Monday, his lawyers told the judge they oppose a request by the media to broadcast Trump's impeachment on Tuesday.

   "We recognize that the media motion should be denied because it would create a circus-like atmosphere at the trial, raise unique security concerns, and conflict with President Trump's presumption of innocence," the team said in a letter to the New York Supreme Court. Judge Juan Merchant.

Two sources familiar with the matter said Trump had appointed Todd Blanche, a prominent criminal defense attorney, and former federal prosecutor, to lead his defense.

Judge Juan Merchan is expected to rule on the matter on Monday.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office said it would leave the matter to a judge's discretion but noted that Merchan allowed a limited number of still photos before last year's criminal trial in which Trump's real estate firm was found guilty of tax fraud.

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