Former US President Donald Trump wrote on his social network Truth Social that he will be arrested on Tuesday in connection with the case being considered by the prosecutor’s office in Manhattan. He called on followers to protest.
Trump wrote that “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan district attorney’s office indicated he would be arrested. In doing so, he did not provide any evidence, nor did he write down which of the several cases against him it was.
“Protest, take back our country!” concluded the appeal on Truth Social, a social network he founded after his Twitter account was suspended for calling for violence. Truth Social has about two million users.
US media: It’s a Stormy Daniels payoff case
The American newspaper New York Times, on the basis of unnamed sources, reported last week that criminal charges against Trump for paying a pornographic actress are soon to be announced. Stormy Daniels for staying silent on the gender relationship before the 2016 presidential election.
District Attorney’s Office Alvin Bragg in Manhattan earlier this year began presenting evidence to a grand jury investigating a $130,000 payment he Michael CohenTrump’s former personal attorney, tipped porn star Stormy Daniels in the final days of Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Stormy Daniels with real name Stephanie Clifford claims that she had an affair with Trump a decade ago, which the former US president denies. He also denies paying the ransom.
Trump received an invitation to the hearing
According to Trump’s lawyer Susan Necheles the attorney general’s office subpoenaed Trump in early March to appear before a grand jury investigating bribery payments in exchange for silence. Legal experts believe the invitation to Trump is a sign that impeachment charges are imminent.
Trump’s former lawyer Cohen pleaded guilty back in 2018 to violations of federal campaign finance rules related to arranging payments to Stormy Daniels and another woman. Cohen claimed he arranged the payments at the request of Trump, who was not charged at the time.
Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis said Cohen testified before the jury on Monday and Wednesday in connection with the latest case. Jury hearings are not public, so the content of the testimony is not known.
Trump is being investigated in several other cases
Trump already announced his candidacy for the presidential elections in 2024 some time ago. Public opinion polls show him the most chances among Republicans. But Trump still faces more lawsuits. He faces a criminal investigation in the state of Georgia for efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.
A special prosecutor appointed by the US Attorney General Merrick Garland, is currently investigating Trump’s handling of classified government documents after leaving office that were found at his private property in Florida. It is also investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 Florida election results.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office also found Trump’s real estate firm guilty of money laundering last year, but Bragg then did not file charges against Trump, prompting two associates to leave his office in protest.
Trump has already called on his supporters to protest in the past. On January 6, 2021, his supporters stormed the Capitol, killing five people in the mob rampage.
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