Courtroom sketches capture former President Donald Trump's arraignment after cameras, phones, and electronics were banned at the start of the proceedings
Lauren FriasApr 5, 2023, 07:11 IST
Though cameras swarmed outside the Manhattan courtroom where Trump was arraigned, public access to the hearing was limited.
Only 3 courtroom sketch artists remained in the room to document Trump's day in court.
Prosecutors accused Trump and others of an "unlawful scheme" by paying off Stormy Daniels to suppress negative information about him during the 2016 election, per Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
An illustration by courtroom sketch artist Christine Cornell shows Trump listening with a stoic expression as New York prosecutors presented their case against him.
Trump only spoke 9 words throughout the arraignment. The first 2 were "Not guilty."
New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan recognized the unprecedented nature of Trump's indictment.