The former president of the United States donald trump (2017-2021), indicated this Saturday that he thinks he will be arrested on tuesday in the framework of an investigation for the payment of money to the porn star stormy daniels and called on citizens to protest.
“Protest, Take Back Our Nation”he said on his social network Truth Social without specifying the reason for that arrest.
Trump’s message uses rhetoric reminiscent of the one he used in the days before the assault on the Capitol, in January 2021, when he had also called on his supporters to demonstrate against the results of the elections in which he was defeated by Joe Biden. .
The former president based his information on “illegal leaks from a highly politicized and corrupt Manhattan prosecutor’s office that has enabled new records for violent crime to be set and whose leader is funded by George Soros”.
According to her, she added in her message, “the main Republican candidate and former president of the United States will be arrested on Tuesday (…) without being able to prove any wrongdoing and based on an old fairy tale and completely denied (by many other prosecutors)”.
The Manhattan investigation, which has spanned nearly five years, centers on an alleged $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence during her 2016 White House election campaign.
The secret payment supposedly sought to prevent him from making public an alleged sexual relationship with the then presidential candidate.
The prosecutor’s office, according to the media, appears to be focused on the falsification of the Trump Organization’s business records because of how the reimbursement of that payment to Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, who said he advanced the money to the woman, was included.
Falsifying business records is a misdemeanor in New York, according to CNN, while Manhattan prosecutor Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, has so far remained silent.
That same channel pointed out this Saturday that the ex-president is expected to appear in Manhattan after the formal accusations and has advanced his intention to give a speech afterwards, something that his advisers have advised him against.
Steven Cheung, a Trump spokesman, in any case, said Saturday that the former president has not yet received any official notification from the prosecution, while Susan Necheles, one of his lawyers, confirmed that his words about an arrest are based on press reports that have appeared in recent days.
According to several US media, the New York authorities and law enforcement have been preparing to guarantee security in court in the event that the magnate is accused, something that they believe could happen as early as next week.
This case would mark the first indictment for the former US president and could upend the 2024 presidential race, in which Trump remains one of the top Republican contenders.
Republican Kevin McCarthy, leader of the US House of Representatives, denounced that the possible action against the former president is a “shameful abuse of power by a radical prosecutor” who seeks “political revenge against President Trump.
“I will direct relevant committees to immediately investigate whether federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions,” he tweeted.
Source: diario libre