Donald Trump names the day he will be arrested in New Truth Social Screed
Donald Trump hinted Saturday morning that he would be arrested on Tuesday on charges related to the $130,000 he allegedly paid in secret money to adult actor Stormy Daniels.
The former president also called on his supporters to “protest, take back our nation” ― in what commentators interpreted as a call for violence ― in the venomous rant on his Truth Social platform.
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On Friday, Trump attorney Joe Tacopina confirmed that the former president would surrender to authorities without complications if charged.
“We will follow normal procedure if it gets to this point,” Tacopina told Insider.
‘There will be no confrontation at Mar-a-Lago with the Secret Service and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office,’ said the lawyer – who went viral this week for trying to seize a piece of paper from MSNBC’s Ari Melber – to the New York Daily. News, referring to Trump’s Florida resort and the New York County prosecutor.
The potential charges against Trump center on his alleged affair with Daniels in 2006 and accusations that he paid her – through a shell company set up by his former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen – in exchange for her silence before the 2016 elections.
Trump has repeatedly called the investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office into whether the alleged payment violated state law a “witch hunt.”
Cohen, meanwhile, spent a year in jail for his role in the payment, which was in violation of campaign finance laws.
If Trump is indicted, it would be the first time a former president has faced charges.