NOW: Trump is sworn in as arraignment hearing gets underway in DC court

The arraignment hearing for former President Donald Trump in special counsel Jack Smith’s election subversion case has begun in the Washington, DC, federal court. 

US Magistrate Judge Moxila Upadhyaya is presiding. 

Trump is joined by his attorneys John Lauro and Todd Blanche. Another Trump attorney, Evan Corcoran, who has not formally entered an appearance in the case, is seated at a row behind the defense table. 

Trump has been sworn in, raising his right hand and saying, “I do,” and was advised of his rights.

When asked to say his name, Trump replied “Donald J. Trump. John,” and said he was “seven-seven” when asked his age. 

Trump confirmed to the judge that he had not taken any substances or medications in the past day.

The magistrate judge advised Trump of his rights under the Fifth Amendment, as well as the charges and maximum penalties he faces if convicted, including a maximum of up to 20 years behind bars for two of the charges.  

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