In response to allegations that he paid hush money to a porn star before the 2016 election, former US President Donald Trump said he anticipates being “arrested” on Tuesday and urged his supporters to demonstrate.
Using a “Trump announced on his Truth Social platform on Saturday morning that he would be detained on Tuesday of the following week as a result of a “leak” from the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Protest and reclaim our country!”
The $130,000 paid weeks before the 2016 elections to prevent Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, from disclosing details of an alleged affair she allegedly had with Trump years earlier, is the subject of the investigation.
In this case, prosecutors are debating whether to charge Trump.
The 76-year-old Trump would become the first former president to be charged with a crime if the Manhattan district attorney were to file an indictment against him.
On Friday night, Trump’s attorney told CNBC that if his client were to be indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, he would turn himself in to face criminal charges.
Trump has refuted a relationship with Daniels.
Trump referred to “illegal leaks from a corrupt & highly political Manhattan district attorneys office” in his post, which was written in capital letters.