Trump hopes to be arrested on Tuesday, appeals to supporters for help

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former US President Donald Trump said he expected to be arrested on Tuesday in a case brought by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and to demonstrate on his behalf to his supporters, according to a message posted on Saturday called to. ,

A spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office declined to comment.

Donald Trump added, without providing evidence, that “illegal leaks” from the district attorney’s office indicated he would be arrested, without specifying any charges.

They said, “Protest, take back our country!”

Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office this year began presenting evidence to a grand jury investigating a $130,000 payment made by former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to porn actress “Stormy Daniels” during the 2016 re-election campaign.

The lawyer claimed these payments were made at the request of Donald Trump, while Stephanie Clifford, real name “Stormy Daniels”, said she had an affair with Donald Trump ten years earlier, which the court rejected.

Donald Trump was the President of the United States of America from 2017 to 2021 and will seek to re-enter the battle for the White House during the next presidential election of 2024.

(Luke Cohen and Karen Freifeld, Gilles Guillaume for the French edition)

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