Report: Secret Service Met with Jail Officials to Prepare for Possible Trump Imprisonment

Report: Secret Service Met with Jail Officials to Prepare for Possible Trump Imprisonment

The Secret Service has reportedly been coordinating with jail officials in New York in anticipation of a potential conviction in former President Donald Trump’s hush-money case.

According to a corrections source who spoke to CBS News, these preparations are taking place as the Manhattan trial progresses to closing arguments and jury deliberations this week.

The report noted that corrections officers would be responsible for protecting any Secret Service agents assigned to safeguard Trump if he were to spend time behind bars.

While the exact location where Trump might serve jail time remains uncertain, CBS mentioned that shorter sentences can be served at the Rikers Island complex, which has sections typically used for high-profile inmates.

Trump’s allies have expressed outrage in response to the report, criticizing the case brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and highlighting the fact that Trump is a presidential candidate.

“Today the government is trying to throw the leading candidate for President in prison on bogus charges in a city stacked with far left jurors,” political commentator Robby Starbuck said on X.

“The lack of evidence won’t matter to many of these lunatics. Total commies. Trump’s only way out is if some sane people got on the jury,” he added.

Social media influencer Rogan O’Handley, known as “DC Draino,” stated, “If Biden puts Trump in jail, Trump will win in a landslide we haven’t [seen] since Reagan.”

The case centers on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to allegedly cover up damaging information as part of a “catch-and-kill” scheme to influence the 2016 election.

Trump, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, is also dealing with other criminal matters as he prepares for a potential 2020 rematch against President Joe Biden in November’s presidential election.

If Trump is convicted in New York, POLITICO reported that the presiding judge would schedule a separate hearing to determine the sentence. Trump may not end up serving prison time, with alternatives including probation or community service.

During closing arguments, defense lawyer Todd Blanche received a reprimand from Judge Juan Merchan for suggesting to the jury that Trump could be jailed if convicted, according to The Washington Post.

“That was outrageous, Mr. Blanche. Someone who’s been a prosecutor as long as you have, someone who’s been an attorney as long as you have knows that is highly inappropriate,” he said.

Merchan also reportedly announced that he would give the jury a curative instruction after a lunch break.

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