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Read the highlights of Trump's arraignment transcript

In this courtroom sketch, attorney Todd Blanche stands as he enters a plea of not guilty on behalf of former President Donald Trump in federal court on Tuesday in Miami. From left are: Stanley Woodward, Walt Nauta, Blanche, Trump and Chris Kise.
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In this courtroom sketch, attorney Todd Blanche stands as he enters a plea of not guilty on behalf of former President Donald Trump in federal court on Tuesday in Miami. From left are: Stanley Woodward, Walt Nauta, Blanche, Trump and Chris Kise.

Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 37 federal charges during a Miami court appearance on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the court released a transcript of the hearing.

Read through the full text below, with highlighted notes from NPR about key passages, including Trump's lawyers declaring, "Your Honor, we most certainly enter a plea of not guilty."

The exchanges also show how a key request from the judge — a list of witnesses with whom Trump should not communicate about the case — could be a point of contention between the lawyers going forward.

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Carrie Johnson is a justice correspondent for the Washington Desk.
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