Former American President, Donald Trump will appear before a Manhattan court house today, April 4 to face criminal charges over an alleged hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Trump is expected to be fingerprinted, learn the exact charges against him and plead not guilty.
The indictment includes multiple charges of falsifying business records, including at least one felony offence, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The investigation has looked into six-figure payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.
Both say they had sexual encounters with Trump years before he entered politics.
Trump denies having sexual encounters with either woman and has denied any wrongdoing involving payments.
Trump is expected to arrive at court at around 6.30am New York time (11.30am in the UK).
He is expected to have his mugshot and fingerprints taken at court, but will not be wearing handcuffs.
He is then expected to appear before a judge for his arraignment at around 2.15pm local time (7.15pm in the UK).
The former president and his allies have been on the attack since he was charged on Thursday, labelling the indictment a “politically-motivated witch hunt”.
In a statement last week, Trump said: “This is political persecution and election interference at the highest level in history.
“The Democrats have lied, cheated and stolen in their obsession with trying to ‘get Trump’, but now they’ve done the unthinkable – indicting a completely innocent person in an act of blatant election interference.”
Trump arrived in New York yesterday ahead of his scheduled court hearing later today.
He left his home in Mar-a-Lago shortly after midday on Monday for the journey to the airport.
While flying over, he posted on his social media platform Truth Social: “WITCH HUNT, as our once great Country is going to HELL!”
He added a few minutes later: “AMERICA FIRST!”
The former US president is staying at Trump Tower in Manhattan before turning himself in to authorities.