Former president criticizes judge expected to preside over case

New York officials and Donald Trump’s legal team began making preparations for the former president to surrender Tuesday to face charges for his role in paying hush money to a porn star, as one of Mr. Trump’s lawyers mounted a public offensive against the indictment.

A grand jury handed up the indictment, sought by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, on Thursday afternoon. The charges aren’t public and are expected to remain sealed until Mr. Trump makes an initial appearance in court, scheduled for 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday. He is first expected to report to the district attorney’s office that morning, when he will be arrested, fingerprinted and photographed.

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