Donald Trump could be asked to wear an ankle monitor following his latest indictment, says former prosecutor

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  • Former President Donald Trump was indicted for a second time on Thursday.

  • A former prosecutor said it could see him wearing an ankle monitor while he campaigns for president.

  • This follows a similar prediction made by James Comey, the former head of the FBI, late last week.

Former President Donald Trump could be asked to wear an ankle monitor while campaigning for the presidency following yet another indictment, one former prosecutor said on Thursday night.

The indictment against Trump on Thursday, which makes him the first former president to face federal charges, includes seven counts related to the handling of classified documents. Trump was previously indicted by a Manhattan grand jury in March over hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels.

Joyce Vance, a legal analyst who previously served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, discussed the implication of the indictment on MSNBC's "The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle."

"He may be asked to wear an ankle monitor," Vance said, while also mentioning the possibility of other monitoring measures pending his trial.

The former prosecutor told MSNBC that Trump is unlikely to be detained because he's not seen as a flight risk or a danger to the community. But Trump will still have to talk with probation officers and ultimately "will not be able to make his own decisions about how this proceeds," she said.

Insider reported that Trump is unlikely to be held in jail because fleeing would be practically impossible considering he's running for president, can be easily recognized, and is followed everywhere by Secret Service agents.

Former FBI director James Comey made a similar prediction about an ankle monitor last week, days ahead of the indictment, suggesting the possibility of Trump wearing an ankle bracelet while accepting the Republican nomination at the party's convention.

He described the situation to MSNBC'S Jen Paski as being part of "this crazy world that Donald Trump has dragged this country into," adding that it would be possible that Trump could be elected president while being incarcerated.

There is nothing in the Constitution that prevents someone who has been charged or convicted of a crime from serving as president.

Insider outlined what could lie ahead for Trump with the latest indictment, which will start with the former president appearing in federal court in Miami on Tuesday.

A mugshot might be taken, but it won't be released, and he probably won't be handcuffed, the report said.

Breaking the news of his indictment on Truth Social on Thursday evening, Trump wrote: "I AM AN INNOCENT MAN."

Trump's post-presidency office did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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