After being indicted last week by the Biden Justice Department, former President Donald Trump is scheduled to appear in a federal courtroom in Miami on Tuesday. As a result, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are stepping up security in the area.
Authorities have increased security as they prepare for protests and possibly even bloodshed. When Trump appeared in court in New York City to respond to a 34-count charge by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, protests broke out there.
Local media outlets have already reported the building of fences and barricades surrounding the courtroom in preparation for Trump’s anticipated presence, Fox News reported. Miami-Dade police have stated their willingness to assist in any required security measures.
“The City of Miami Police Department will work cohesively with our local, state, and federal partners to provide any assistance needed in the form of personnel, resources, detours, and/or road closures,” the department said in a statement. “We’re committed to protecting everyone’s First Amendment right.”
Authorities are keeping an eye on social media and other platforms for any indications that demonstrations might break out outside the courts or at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
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The situation mirrors that of Trump’s indictment in New York City, which saw days of protests surrounding his appearance in court on unrelated charges. Those protests remained largely peaceful, though there were some scuffles between supporters and critics of the former president.
Trump’s Florida indictment, revealed Friday, charges him with 37 counts of various crimes, including 31 counts of willfully withholding national defense information, three counts of withholding or concealing documents in a federal investigation, two counts of making false statements, and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, has good reason to be concerned for Trump’s safety following the Justice Department prosecution.
In a tweet that included a link to a segment of his weekday talk radio show, Bongino stated, “Hard to talk about, but I’m growing concerned about President Trump’s safety.”
Bongino began by stating that he felt compelled to bring up the delicate subject because reports suggest “there’s an expectation that Trump may not be here for the election.”
“Having protected both Democrats and Republicans, protectees and presidents, right? I’m telling you, this guy’s in real danger,” said Bongino, who served as a Secret Service agent from 1999, the end of Bill Clinton’s tenure, to 2011, into Barack Obama’s first term.
“You’ve got the Iranian threat out there from his actions against the Iranians,” he said. “The Chinese Communist Party doesn’t like him. They don’t want to see him back in power.”
In addition, a lot of Democrats, including the current government, seem eager to flout morality and adhere to laws in order to trap Trump in legal entanglements or worse.
“There’s a unique witches’ brew of threats for this guy,” Bongino said.
Bongino highlighted that his remarks went beyond the childish vocabulary of individuals like comic Kathy Griffin, who in 2017 mocked Trump’s decapitation, or actor Robert DeNiro, who employed bogus strong guy posturing throughout the Trump administration. He also made reference to a number of other egotistical personalities on the left and in Hollywood who had lied about their willingness to risk everything to stand up to Trump.
Instead, he is discussing real, credible risks, such as Trump not receiving sufficient security from the present Secret Service, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security.
“My real concern here is, due to the partisan hatred of Donald Trump, that they may be pressured to not give him the security detail he needs … because they don’t want to make him look presidential, or different than the other candidates,” Bongino noted.
He added that the former president has been continuously and unrelentingly disparaged and denigrated from his initial campaign in 2015, raising the possibility that both internal and foreign threats, or a combination of both, could act against him.