Former US President Donald Trump said in a post on social media that he would be arrested on Tuesday as New York prosecutors investigate money payments to certain women. It is alleged that the former President had asked these women not to make the matter public by giving them money in exchange for sexual relations.
Trump said in a post on his social network Truth early Saturday that “illegally leaked” information from the Manhattan district attorney’s office indicated that “the leading Republican candidate and former US president will be arrested on Tuesday next week.” Will be done.”
Trump did not provide any details on social media about how he learned about the possible arrest. In his post, he described the defeat of the Democratic Party’s Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election as “theft of the mandate” and asked his supporters to protest. During Trump’s presidency, there was widespread violence by his supporters in the Capitol on January 6, 2021, due to the provocative message.
Law enforcement officials in New York are preparing security in view of the possibility that Trump may be indicted. There has been no public announcement of any time frame for the jury’s decision, including a possible vote on whether to indict the former president.
Trump reported on his social media networks last year that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was conducting searches at his residence in connection with classified documents.
The grand jury in Manhattan is recording statements from witnesses, including Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. Cohen said he paid for sex with two women a decade before Trump.
Trump has dismissed allegations of relationships with women, saying prosecutors affiliated with the Democratic Party are targeting him to remove him from the presidential election race in 2024.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office is investigating the allegations whether the payments violated any laws or whether Trump’s company paid Cohen to silence women over the allegations.
Cohen has said that at Trump’s direction, he arranged payments totaling $280,000 to porn actress Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal.