Secret Service met with Riker’s Island to prep for possible Trump jailing – report

The odds are so stacked against former President Donald J. Trump in the Stormy Daniels sham trial that the Secret Service is already making arrangements for his imprisonment.

According to a report from CBS News, representatives from the USSS have “met with local jail officials” to prepare for the possibility that rabidly partisan Judge Juan Merchan could order him to be locked up if the jury comes back with a conviction.

“It’s a possibility that officials in state and federal agencies have begun preparing for, according to a New York corrections source, who said the Secret Service has met with local jail officials,” the outlet reported.

The “local jail” for New York City is the notoriously violent Riker’s Island.

“As a former president, Trump is entitled to Secret Service protection for the rest of his life, wherever he happens to be. Behind bars, corrections officers would in turn be responsible for protecting those agents assigned to Trump,” according to CBS News which states that it’s “difficult to predict” what would happen after an unprecedented criminal conviction of a former U.S. president.

The report drew a reaction from users on X, formerly Twitter, with many predicting that if Trump is jailed, it would backfire bigly.

There is nothing that would set off a celebration among Democrats and their ilk more than throwing Trump into Riker’s Island. They have been clamoring for him to be tossed into such a hole ever since he suggested he would have had Hillary Clinton locked up during the 2016 debates.

Merchan, who could be immortalized forever as a resistance hero if he threw Trump into Riker’s, seems to be cracking under the pressure of such heavy expectations, losing his cool during Tuesday’s court proceedings when the presumptive GOP nominee’s lawyer told jurors to “not send someone to prison … based upon the words of Michael Cohen,” the Washingon Examiner reported.

“I think that saying that was outrageous,” Merchan told attorney Todd Blanche. “Someone who’s been a prosecutor as long as you have and a defense attorney as long as you have, you know that making a comment like that is highly inappropriate. It’s simply not allowed. Period.”

One former Manhattan prosecutor told CBS News that unlike in federal court where there is a waiting period for sentencing,  state judges “have broad authority to determine when sentences are handed down after convictions and what exactly they will be.”

“It’s much more informally done in state court. I’ve had cases where the jury comes back and says, ‘guilty,’ and the judge thanks the jury, and excuses them, and says, ‘Let’s sentence the defendant right now,” Duncan Levin said. “Obviously, everything’s a little different about this case than the typical case.”

“He could be remanded on the spot,” he added.

Chris Donaldson

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