Trump, the conman and insurrectionist leader posted on his social media network that he would be arrested Tuesday, but no confirmation from a source other than a known liar can confirm this. What we do know is that an Indictment regarding the New York State Stormy Daniels payoff scheme is about to come down on him.
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Donald Trump, former US president, said he expects to be detained on Tuesday in connection with a case involving suspected hush money payments to a former porn star.
In a post on his Social platform, Mr. Trump urged his followers to protest such a move.
One of Mr. Trump’s attorneys claimed that his assertion was based on media speculation that he may face charges the following week.
If Mr. Trump is charged, it will be the first time in history that a former US president has ever faced criminal charges.
It would also have detrimental effects on his effort to secure the GOP nomination for president in 2024.
Prosecutors in New York have been looking into claims that Mr. Trump paid Stormy Daniels, a former porn star, hush money before the 2016 election for five years.
Before the 2016 election, Ms. Daniels claims that Mr. Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen paid her $130,000 (£107,000) to keep quiet about an alleged encounter. Mr. Trump dismisses the claim as politically motivated and disputes that they had sexual intercourse.
The traitor is currently under investigation in a number of incidents, though he has not been charged in any and maintains his innocence in all of them.
Mr. Trump said on Saturday that “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan district attorney’s office “suggest” he will be detained on Tuesday in a post on his social networking site Truth Social.
Speaker of the US House McCarthy, struck out at the inquiry, calling it “an appalling abuse of authority by a radical DA”.
He also pledged in a tweet to look into any allegations of politically motivated charges using public funds to sway elections.
Law enforcement officials in New York are prepared for the prospect that Mr. Trump will be charged and appear in court as soon as next week.
When Mr. Trump was asked to testify before a grand jury earlier this month, which decides whether there is enough evidence to press charges in a case, it was an indication that the Stormy Daniels case was moving forward.
A number of Mr. Trump’s former aides are said to have testified during these private proceedings.
The possibility of criminal charges against him, according to experts, is indicated by his offer to testify, but it is unclear what they would be.
The Associated Press reports that law enforcement authorities are debating the logistics of bringing a former president to trial, particularly concerns about security.
Joseph Tacopina, another attorney for Mr. Trump, told the news organization that “we will follow the proper procedures” if he is charged.
The efforts to overturn Donald Trump’s narrow loss in the state of Georgia in the 2020 presidential election are under criminal investigation in addition to the Stormy Daniels case, though it is unknown if the former president is being directly scrutinized.
The Department of Justice is also investigating larger attempts to tamper with the outcome of the election three years ago, including the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, as well as if sensitive government papers were handled improperly after Mr. Trump left office.