Former President Donald Trump is on his way to Washington, D.C., for his third arraignment this year. Trump was seen boarding his private jet in New Jersey and departing around 2 p.m. Eastern for Washington, D.C. 

Trump is due in federal court at 4 p.m. Eastern  to be arraigned on four felony counts, all tied to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

The former president is expected to land at Reagan National Airport about an hour before his hearing.

Watch “Special Coverage: Indictment of a President ” on Scripps News starting at 3 p.m. Eastern.

Law enforcement authorities have taken extra precautions, setting up additional barriers around the D.C., courthouse overnight. The Secret Service is also collaborating with local law enforcement to ensure the security of the surrounding area while causing minimal disruption to normal court proceedings.

The indictment, led by special counsel Jack Smith, accuses Trump of actively attempting to undermine the outcome of the 2020 presidential election and holds him responsible for the events leading to the January 6 insurrection.

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Trump is facing charges of conspiring to defraud the United States government, conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding, obstructing and attempting to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiring against the right to vote and to have that vote counted. 

Trump has continually denied any wrongdoing.

During Thursday’s proceedings, he is anticipated to be taken into custody and then present a not-guilty plea before being released. 

The arraignment will be overseen by U.S. Magistrate Judge Moxila Upadyaha, who joined the bench last year. 

Following the arraignment, the case will be handled by Judge Tanya Chutkan, who has already presided over numerous individuals’ sentencing in connection with the Capitol riot.

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