Flight check? Trump Force One maintenance team pulls out the stairs and inspects the wheels on Boeing 757 sitting on the Palm Beach tarmac as looming indictment is pushed back
- A crew appeared to be working on Donald Trump’s aircraft on Wednesday as all eyes turned to NYC awaiting possible indictment against the former president
- Trump Force One remained parked at Palm Beach International Airport all day
- Manhattan DA told the grand jury in Trump’s hush money case not to come in on Wednesday but to be avail on Thursday
Donald Trump‘s famously dubbed ‘Trump Force One’ airplane appeared to receive maintenance Wednesday morning in possible preparations for the ex-president to take flight.
On Saturday, the former president has a rally scheduled at the airport in Waco, Texas where he will land on his campaign plane and deliver remarks right after disembarking – like he has done many times in the past at other airports.
But he may need to follow up that campaign stop with a trip to his former residence in New York City if the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg moves forward with indicting him in the case involving hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels.
A grand jury was supposed to convene Wednesday at the New York County courthouse to reportedly hear from one final witness – but the latest report reveals that Bragg told them not to come in on Wednesday but to be available on Thursday.
Trump’s Boeing 757, dubbed ‘Trump Force One’, sits outside at Palm Beach International Airport with the stairs setup and engine turbines on and spinning the morning of Monday, March 22, 2023 in West Palm Beach, Florida
It appeared that a crew was conducting maintenance of the Boeing 757 aircraft
When the grand jury next meets, it may hear from yet another witness, according to a person familiar with proceedings that appear to be nearing a decisive vote on whether or not to indict Trump.
The reason for the cancellation of Wednesday’s sessions was not immediately clear, though one person said it was not security-related.
Meanwhile, all of the approximately 36,000 NYPD officers were put on high alert and instructed to be in uniform on standby for deployment in case of unrest over the impending indictment.
Later DailyMail.com images reveal that the former president’s plane is located at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida with the stairs setup and engine turbines on and spinning.
Later, a crew arrived with bags, boxes and a ladder and appeared to be conducting maintenance on the Boeing 747 aircraft.
In a Truth Social post on Wednesday morning, Trump said the real crime would be if he does end up being charged in the hush money payment case.
‘Every article I read, every show I watch, even the so-called Haters say that ‘President Trump did nothing wrong, there IS NO CRIME HERE!’ Trump wrote in his online post. ‘As Biden would say, ‘No, I mean it, I’m not kidding.’
‘The Crime would be if I get charged!!!’
Trump allegedly paid Daniels $130,000 in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign instructing her to stay quiet about their affair, with sources telling DailyMail.com that his goal was to make sure it didn’t get back to his wife Melania.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the existence of the payment on January 12, 2018 – just one year into Trump’s presidency. The ex-president’s personal attorney at the time, Michael Cohen, released a statement a month later acknowledging the payment for the first time.
Trump continues to deny the substance of the allegations of a sexual relationship with porn star Stormy Daniels – his lawyer called the $130,000 hush money a ‘nuisance payment’ that wealthy or famous people sometimes use to make a distracting situation disappear
Trump is remaining hunkered down at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida. Supporters have gathered outside the club this week at the encouragement of the ex-president for them to protest a potential indictment