Donald Trump facing 34 counts of criminal charges for hush money payments to pornstar Stormy Daniels
Reportedly, Donald Trump was "shocked" by the news of his indictment. REUTERS
Donald Trump was “shocked” when he learned Thursday that a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict him, according to his attorney, who revealed the former president will face 34 counts when he’s arraigned next week.
Joe Tacopina told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he talked to Trump, 76, after the indictment came down and that they both learned about it through media reports and not from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office.
“He’s ready to fight. You know, he’s the toughest guy I know. He was shocked, you know, because we really weren’t – I was shocked,” Tacopina said of Trump’s reaction to the indictment.
“I’ve never been more angry about a charge because today, the rule of law in the United States of America died. It’s dead. It’s dead,” Tacopina said.
The lawyer added that Trump’s expected Tuesday arraignment is “not finalized.”
Joe Tacopina told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he and Trump learned of the news through the media.NBC News/Meet the Press “We are discussing with them, you know, obviously, there’s a group called the Secret Service that’s involved now. I mean, this is going to be something we’ve never seen the likes of,” Tacopina said.
Tacopina added that he believes the reports that Trump will be charged with over 30 counts of business fraud.
Alvin Bragg is seen leaving Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday just moments after Donald Trump was indicted.Derek French/Shutterstock
Trump is pictured at his Mar-a-Lago estate, shortly after the indictment came down.Twitter / @RealDrGina