A New York grand jury is looking into hush money payments made to women who claim to have had sexual encounters with the former president, and Donald Trump said on Saturday that his arrest is about to happen.
He also made an unexpected demand for his fans to demonstrate.
Trump proclaimed in a post on his social media platform that he anticipates being arrested on Tuesday, even though his attorney and spokespeople said that prosecutors had not been in contact with them.
His speech appeared intended to elicit outrage from his supporters ahead of the widely anticipated accusations and to expect a formal announcement from the prosecution. During a short period, his campaign began contacting his supporters for donations, while influential Republicans in Congress and even some declared and possible rival candidates announced statements in his defense.
The 2024 presidential contender expressed his general is in all capital letters at the Biden administration and emphasized the possibility of social upheaval in a later post that went beyond merely urging supporters to protest about his legal peril: “IT’S TIME!!! ” he composed. “THEY’RE KILLING OUR NATION WHILE WE SIT BACK & WATCH,” the speaker cries. America MUST BE SAVED! RESIST, RESIST, RESIST! ”
That all brought to mind his statements just before the uprising in the United States in ominous ways. Senate on January 6, 2021.
To prevent the legislative certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s White House triumph, the then-supporter presidents marched to the Capitol that morning after hearing him speak at a rally in Washington.
They broke through the building’s doors and windows.
Trump was recently allowed to testify before the grand jury by district attorney Alvin Bragg, who is rumored to be considering filing charges in the hush money investigation.
Law enforcement officials in the area are preparing for the effects of an unprecedented prosecution of a former US president on public safety.
But, there has been no mention in the media of any deadline for the grand jury’s ongoing investigation, according to a person acquainted with the inquiry who was not permitted to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity, at least one more witness is anticipated to appear, further indicating that no vote to indict has yet been taken.
Trump nonetheless used his social media account to claim that “illegal leaks” from Bragg’s office had revealed that “THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.”
Although the source of Trump’s Tuesday reference was unknown, a Trump lawyer, Susan Necheles, claimed that Trump’s post was “based on the media reporting,” A spokesman claimed that there had been “no notification” from Bragg’s office. The office of the District Attorney declined to comment.
Trump’s advisors and legal counsel have anticipated a possible indictment. In that case, he wouldn’t be taken into custody until he resisted being asked to do so.
Trump’s attorneys have already stated that he would adhere to protocol, which means he would likely agree to surrender at a New York Police Department precinct or directly to Bragg’s office.