Trump says he will be ‘arrested’ on Tuesday, calls for protests

Donald Trump assured on Saturday that he would be “arrested” on Tuesday and called to a demonstration in an effort to buy the silence of a porn actress with whom he allegedly had an affair ahead of possible indictment in a 2016 payoff case.

“The Republican Party nominee (his primary opponent, editor’s note) and former President of the United States will be arrested on Tuesday of next week,” Donald Trump wrote on his social network Truth Social on Tuesday.

Such an arrest, or even his indictment in this case, would be a first for a former US president.

Stormy Daniels, in question, was paid $130,000 in a civil suit to Stephanie Clifford – alleged justice – to buy her silence and thus not harm candidate Trump during the 2016 presidential election, ultimately won by the billionaire. achieved.

The payment of this amount, in itself, is legally a problem because the New York prosecutor’s office that is investigating it believes it is a veiled donation to the president’s campaign in violation of election financing laws.

– “It’s going to be crazy” –

“Protest, take back our country!” The 2024 presidential candidate was added to a message in all capitals.

The call echoes a call he made in late 2019, assuring that he was “robbed” in the election against Joe Biden for his supporters’ demonstration on January 6, 2021, at the Washington, US Capitol The prelude to his assault on the seat of legislative power sent shockwaves across America and the world.

“Big showdown in Washington on January 6th. Be there, it will be insane,” he tweeted on the same day, December 19, 2019, before calling on his supporters to “fight like devils” during a speech.

Banned from Twitter and other mainstream social networks for what was perceived as incitement to violence, he was recently reinstated on the Blue Bird network, as well as YouTube and Facebook. He posted on these last two networks on Friday for the first time in two years.

But it was on his own network, Truth Social, that he posted his allegations on Saturday.

– $130,000 paid –

Referring to a “leak” from prosecutors from New York state prosecutors for the district of Manhattan, the former US president adds to signs and rumors that have been mounting for days on his possible criminal indictment by a grand jury — a sweeping investigation. A panel of citizens with the powers and the responsibility of confirming an indictment — in the Stormy Daniels case.

On Truth Social, he calls the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, an elected magistrate and Democrat, “corrupt and very political”.

Several court cases have targeted, but not yet charged, former Republican presidents (2017-2021), so this threat could soon materialize.

It was her former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who has since become one of her worst enemies, who was responsible for paying Mrs Clifford $130,000 to hush up her alleged 2006 affair with Donald Trump. Can

Last week, Michael Cohen, already indicted in the case, testified at least twice before the grand jury in the investigation.

On Friday, one of Donald Trump’s lawyers, Joseph Tacopina, told the media that he would “go” to the New York justice if his client is charged.

Donald Trump, currently campaigning for the Republican primary for the 2024 presidential election, will hold a meeting next Saturday in Waco, Texas.

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