Former President Trump’s motorcade was briefly halted on Tuesday in Miami as a man crossed in front of one of the vehicles carrying the former President, creating a thorny issue for security personnel and causing a minor delay in their travel plans. The incident occurred after Trump had left court, where he had been summoned to answer thirty-seven criminal charges against him in connection with the classified documents found at his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
After the hearing, Trump’s team left the courthouse and headed to Miami’s airport to catch a flight to New Jersey. Along the way, the former President stopped at the iconic Versailles restaurant in the Little Havana neighborhood, where he was greeted by several supporters.
Trump avoided the mass of cameras and supporters who had been waiting for him outside the courthouse, flanked by police officers. During his time in court, a pro-Trump sign carrier had tried to break through the security cordon, leading to a brief detention by police.
Trump attended court alongside his aide, Walt Nauta, who is also being prosecuted for similar charges in connection with the classified documents. Despite the arraignment being carried out by Judge Jonathan Goodman, the case is being overseen by District Judge Aileen Cannon, who was appointed by the former President. Special counsel Jack Smith was also present.
The billionaire businessman stands accused of willful withholding of national defense information, conspiring to obstruct justice, possession of records, concealing the documents, concealing a document during a federal investigation, intrigue, and false statements, among other charges. The indictment highlights that Trump allegedly stored boxes in numerous locations in his Mar-a-Lago residence, including his bedroom, office, bathroom, and shower.
Upon his arrival at Bedminster golf club in New Jersey, Trump plans to deliver remarks. Speaking earlier on the Truth Social network, he had referred to the proceedings against him as a “witch hunt.”