News orgs want Trump indictment unsealed, cameras in court

News orgs want Trump indictment unsealed, cameras in court

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Supporters gather outside of Trump’s Florida golf course ahead of arraignment next week

36m ago / 7:59 PM EDT

Trump grateful for ‘tremendous support’

Trump on Saturday evening thanked his supporters for their “tremendous support” since his indictment.

On social meida, the former president again stated that he believed federal law enforcement and the Department of Justice had been weaponzied.

“We are now living in a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, but we will Come Back & MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” he wrote.

2h ago / 6:39 PM EDT

Rep. Maxine Waters reacts to Trump indictment

3h ago / 5:07 PM EDT

Trump appears to acknowledge supporters outside Florida golf club

Trump, departing from a day at his golf club, drove by supporters gathered outside of Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.

At around 4:40 p.m., the former president’s motorcade departed his golf club. Trump’s vehicle slowed nearly to a stop, as the crowd of more than two dozen supporters chanted, “We love Trump.”

Trump did not roll down his window or get out of the car, though he was briefly seen by cameras giving what appeared to be a thumbs up and a wave.

The car drove off within seconds.

4h ago / 4:23 PM EDT

News organizations ask judge to immediately unseal Trump indictment, allow cameras in court

A group of news organizations, including NBC News, The Associated Press and The New York Times, have asked Judge Juan Merchan to immediately unseal the Trump indictment and to allow cameras in the courtroom.

“Because of the overwhelming public interest in the contents of the indictment, and because no valid purpose is served by keeping the indictment under seal pending arraignment, we respectfully request that it be unsealed without delay. Indeed, any delay only allows speculation about the content of the indictment to proliferate,” a law firm representing the media coalition wrote.

In a separate petition, the coalition urged Merchan to allow audio and visual access to the arraignment expected Tuesday: “The gravity of this proceeding — unprecedented and historic arraignment of a former U.S. President — and, consequently the need for the broadest possible public access, cannot be overstated.”

Merchan is set to preside over Tuesday’s arraignment and likely to oversee any subsequent trial.