Former President Donald Trump asserts in a social media post that he will be detained the following week.
The allegation comes as a New York prosecutor considers charging Trump in connection with hush money payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, though no a indictment has been announced.
Although Trump has been a subject of several criminal investigations, the one involving Daniels has been ongoing since 2016.
On his Truth Social platform on Saturday morning, Trump stated that “illegal leaks” indicated that he would be arrested on Tuesday, and he then called for protests.
Susan Necheles, Trump’s attorney, told AWN that Trump’s speculation is “based on media reports,” and she chastised prosecutors for withholding information from Trump’s counsel.
Necheles claimed in a statement that the district attorney’s office had been leaking information to the media because this was a political prosecution.
Trump, who is running for president in 2024, also defended himself on Truth Social, saying he hasn’t committed a crime — though he didn’t say what he expects to be charged with — and accusing the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office of being “corrupt & highly political.”
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office declined to comment on whether Trump will be arrested soon.
However, according to the Associated Press, law enforcement officials in New York are discussing security measures in the event that Trump is indicted in the coming weeks.
If this occurs, Trump will be the first former President of the United States to be indicted.
Despite Trump’s speculation about an arrest warrant, a spokesperson for Trump’s campaign, Steven Cheung, said the former president plans to appear at a rally in Texas next weekend.
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