Latest on arraignment in Miami today

MIAMI–As Donald Trump prepared for his historic arraignment Tuesday as the first former president to face federal criminal charges, he fired off social media attacks against the prosecutor, a couple of dozen supporters gathered outside the courthouse and security officials said he wouldn’t have a mug shot taken.

Trump has proclaimed his innocence and was expected to plead not guilty to 37 counts including keeping national defense records after leaving the White House and conspiring to obstruct justice by hiding them.

Trump resumed his social media attacks on Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith hours before the hearing began, a similar tactic to his New York case. Trump made unsubstantiated charges against Smith for bias on his Truth Social account. In the Manhattan case, the former president targeted the district attorney and the judge, who warned him to “refrain from making statements that are likely to incite violence and civil unrest.”

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