Donald Trump has stated that he would be arrested ‘on Tuesday of next week’ in relation to allegations that he paid adult star Stormy Daniels to stop her from disclosing details of an alleged sexual encounter between the two.
Posting a tweet on his Truth Social platform, Trump warned that he ‘will be jailed on Tuesday of next week’ and asked his followers to ‘take our nation back‘.
It had no problems the previous time, didn’t it?
Law enforcement in New York is understood to be preparing for the former President’s arrest, and he might be indicted in the coming weeks to appear before a Manhattan court.
In Trump’s typically rambling post, he wrote: “Page 2: Now illegal leaks from a corrupt & highly political Manhattan district attorney’s office, which has allowed new records to be set in violent crime & whose leader is funded by George Soros, indicate that, with no crime being able to be proven, & based on an old & fully debunked (by numerous other prosecutors!) fairytale, 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!”
So yet, no statement has been made to confirm that Trump will be arrested, however, some anonymous law enforcement officials have stated that preparations are being made for the possibility that he may be taken in.
They told The Associated Press that the preparations are only preliminary and provide them with the chance to consider what security and planning could be required if the former President were to appear in court.
Trump’s lawyer Joseph Tacopina stated that if Trump is finally indicted he ‘will follow the normal procedures’.
Many witnesses have appeared before the grand jury, including his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen, who said he helped with payments to two women in 2016 in order to keep them quiet about alleged sexual relationships they had with Trump in the past.
He said Trump asked him to pay $280,000 to Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal.
He believes the payments were made to silence the women during Trump’s presidential election campaign.
According to Cohen and the prosecution, his firm was paid $420,000 for the payment to Daniels as well as other expenses.
They contend that the payments were then classified as legal expenses.
McDougal’s payment was allegedly made by the then-publisher of the National Enquirer, but prosecutors agreed not to charge them in exchange for cooperation in an investigation into campaign finance, which eventually led to Cohen being charged and convicted, for which he served prison time and was barred from taking legal action.
Trump has denied all of the claims, alleging that he is the victim of a ‘witch hunt’ by a Democratic prosecutor seeking to derail his presidential run in 2024.
In a statement on Thursday (16 March), the spokesperson for that campaign, Steven Cheung, said: “Democrats have investigated and attacked President Trump since before he was elected – and they’ve failed every time.”