Live updates on Trump impeachment: Details on indictments against the former president are not expected on Friday

Biden refuses to comment on the charges against Trump – again and again

Members of the media ask questions of U.S. President Joe Biden as he walks to the Marine One helicopter to fly from the White House in Washington, U.S., March 31.

Jonathan Ernest | Reuters

President Joe Biden on Friday declined — repeatedly — to comment on the impeachment against Trump, his predecessor in the White House and possibly his opponent in next year’s presidential election.

Reporters repeatedly asked Biden about the unprecedented filing of criminal charges against Trump, but each time he gave an identical response.

“I have no comment on Trump,” Biden said.

The White House made it clear on Thursday that it would not listen to the indictment after news broke late in the afternoon.

Trump faces three other major criminal investigations. Two of them are being conducted by the Justice Department, which is investigating Trump over his efforts to overturn Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, in addition to his keeping government documents at his Florida residence when federal officials requested their return.

A prosecutor in Atlanta is investigating Trump and several of his allies for potentially criminal interference in the 2020 Georgia presidential election.

– Dan Manganese

Trump’s attorney says the Manhattan prosecutor requested the surrender on Friday, but Secret Service rejected the idea

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg walks outside the district attorney’s office as Bragg’s office investigates $130,000 paid to Stormy Daniels, a porn star who said she was in the final weeks of former US President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006 when he was married to his current wife Melania on March 27, 2023 in New York City, USA.

Amanda Perobelli | Reuters

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg wanted Trump to surrender in his office a day after Thursday’s indictment, the former president’s attorney told NBC News.

The attorney, Joseph Tacopina, says he scrapped that idea, telling Bragg that the US intelligence agency protecting Trump needed more time to prepare for him traveling to New York and becoming involved in the criminal trial.

The Secret Service has denied Tacopina’s claim, NBC reported.

Sources said Trump’s protection detail could travel with him to New York at short notice and that they will do so for Tuesday’s scheduled court appearance in Manhattan.

– Dan Manganese

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