Former President Donald Trump said he expects to be arrested on Tuesday.
“THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!” Trump wrote on Truth Social on Saturday.
Trump is under investigation for a $130,000 payment he made just before the 2016 election to silence adult film star Stormy Daniels about an earlier affair. The former president has denied wrongdoing, and federal investigators ended their own inquiry into the payments in 2019.
But testimony from former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, who arranged for the payment and already has been convicted and served prison time, could help bring the first charges in history against a former president.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has yet to comment on the potential arrest.
America’s News Desk wrote earlier that, according to a source within the court system, the office of the Manhattan District Attorney has reportedly requested a meeting with law enforcement in advance of a possible indictment of former President Donald Trump to be filed the following week.
The source claims that a request for the meeting was made on Thursday, but that it has not yet been scheduled.
The spokesperson for Trump, Steven Cheung, responded to the news by issuing a statement in which he criticized the district attorney, Alvin Bragg.
“President Donald J. Trump is completely innocent, he did nothing wrong, and even the biggest, most Radical Left Democrats are making that clear. From Russia, Russia, Russia, to the Mueller Hoax, to Impeachment Hoaxes 1 and 2, and even the Unlawful Mar-a-Lago Raid, Democrats have investigated and attacked President Trump since before he was elected – and they’ve failed every time.” Cheung said.
“Now Democrats are at it again, pushing the ‘Nuclear Button’ and attacking a President because of a disgraced extortionist. This is happening because President Trump is leading in the polls by a large margin against both Democrats and Republicans, and there’s never been anything so blatant in American political history.” he continued.