new york: Donald Trump said in a social media post that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday as New York prosecutors were charged with investigating hush money paid to a woman who alleged sexual relations with the former president. said that he is
In a post on his Truth social network early Saturday, Trump said an “illegal leak” from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office was “a distant and major Republican candidate and former president of the United States of America.” Arrested on Tuesday, he said, indicating that the week. “
A message left at the district attorney’s office on Saturday was not immediately returned. A representative for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Trump did not give details on social media about how he knew about the expected arrest. In his post, he repeated the lie that the 2020 presidential election, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden, was stolen, and urged his followers to “protest and take back our country!” bottom. The words evoked a message from the then president prior to the Jan. 6, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
Law enforcement officials in New York are preparing security for possible prosecution of Trump.
There was no official word on the timeframe for a grand jury’s covert work in the case, including a potential vote on whether to indict the former president.
Trump’s post mirrors a post on Truth Social last summer when news broke that the FBI was searching his home as part of an investigation into possible mishandling of classified documents.
A grand jury in Manhattan is hearing from witnesses. Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen said in 2016 that she arranged payments to two women to silence them about saying she had a sexual relationship with Trump a decade ago.
https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/trump-says-he-expects-to-be-arrested-on-tuesday-20230318-p5ctak.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_world Trump says he expects to be arrested on Tuesday