Donald Trump has posted on his own social media platform Truth Social that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday in a criminal case in New York involving hush money payments to pornstar Stormy Daniels.
The former US president called for protests from his supporters if he was indicted in any of the numerous criminal investigations in New York, Georgia and federal authorities into his conduct relating to allegations of illegal campaign payments, election interference, and attempts to overturn his loss in the 2020 presidential election, as well as keeping top secret documents at his home after leaving office. He posted on Saturday: Take our nation back! In New York, Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg's team is investigating the hush money case and expectations had been building that Trump could be indicted as early as next week. Daniels and Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen were among the witnesses who appeared before a grand jury.
Trump, who was running for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election, posted on Truth Social a message referring to himself in the third person, including the statement that the far and away leading Republican candidate and former president of the United States of America will be arrested on Tuesday of next week. The security preparations made by law enforcement officials in New York have been made for the possibility that Trump could be indicted.
There has been no public announcement about the grand jury's secret work in the case, including any potential vote on whether to indict Trump.