Trump claims he will be arrested Tuesday in hush money case
(NewsNation) — Former U.S. President Donald Trump is claiming he will be arrested on Tuesday as a New York prosecutor eyes charges in a hush money case.
“NOW ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE (sic),” point to the former commander-in-chief’s upcoming arrest, Trump alleged on Truth Social Saturday.
“THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK,” he wrote.
In the post, Trump said there is “no crime” that is able to be proven, and encouraged those reading what he wrote to “protest, take our nation back!”
Earlier this week, Trump was invited to testify before a Manhattan grand jury in connection with allegations that he paid Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress, to keep quiet about an affair she had with him.
Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, who ultimately made the payments, also testified.
Both actions suggested an indictment may be coming. If that happens, Trump would become the first former president ever to face criminal charges.
There has been no public announcement of any time frame for the grand jury’s secret work in the case, including any potential vote on whether to indict the ex-president.
NewsNation has reached out to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office for comment.
The Associated Press and NewsNation digital reporter Andrew Dorn contributed to this report.
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