Trump expected to be “arrested” Tuesday, calls for protests
Former US President Donald Trump said he expected to be “arrested” on Tuesday for allegedly hush money to a porn star ahead of the 2016 election, calling on his supporters to protest.
Citing a “leak” from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, Trump wrote on his Truth social platform on Saturday morning: “The leading Republican candidate and former President of the United States will be arrested on Tuesday of next week. Protest, Take our country.” Back!”
The investigation centers on a payment of $130,000 before the 2016 election to prevent Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, from going public about an affair she says she had with Trump years ago.
Prosecutors are considering whether to charge Trump in the case.
If the Manhattan District Attorney indicts Trump, the 76-year-old would become the first former president to be charged with a crime.
Trump’s attorney told CNBC Friday evening that his client would surrender to face criminal charges if indicted by a Manhattan grand jury.
Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels.
In his capitalized post, Trump referred to “illegal leaks from a corrupt and highly politicized Manhattan District Attorney’s Office”.
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