Trump Calls Out Protests, Says ‘Leaks’ Show He Could Be Arrested Tuesday
It’s unclear if Trump’s legal team notified him of the impending indictment or if he’s speculating based on news reports.
A spokeswoman for Bragg declined to comment on Saturday. A spokesperson for the Secret He Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A spokesman for the New York Police Department declined to comment.
Bragg asked New York City law enforcement officials to begin discussions on security issues and logistics to accommodate a possible indictment of Trump in New York City, according to reports Friday night. With potential criminal charges, it’s unclear if Trump will be arrested at his new home in Florida, but one of Trump’s attorneys, Joseph Tacopina, said a grand jury will return the indictment in 2019. Trump said he would appear in Manhattan to face the charges if he did… in the days to come.
But Trump’s new call The advocate “take back our country” shows the type of civil unrest he could unleash if he were indicted. , followed a long, rambling thread in which he claimed “the American dream is dead” and falsely claimed the 2020 election was stolen from him. I’m here. On June 6, 2021, when he urged his supporters to “fight like hell” to block Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Before thousands of his supporters marched to the Capitol, stormed the building, and endangered Congress and the transfer of power, Trump said at the time, “If you don’t fight hard, you won’t have a country anymore. Let’s go,” he said.
A clear call to Trump supporters: Rambling social media posts Early Saturday morning, it painted a bleak, dystopian vision of America, suggesting his arrest was imminent.
“Our country is now third world and dying. The American dream is dead! Radical left anarchists hardened [sic] Our presidential election, and with it, our hearts [sic] Country. American patriots are arrested and held like animals, while criminals and left-wing thugs are allowed to roam the streets, killing and burning without reprisal,” Trump wrote. rice field.
Bragg’s predecessor as district attorney, Cy Vance Jr., conducted a lengthy investigation into the Trump Organization’s business practices. Allen Weisselberg has been accused of tax evasion. He pleaded guilty last year and a jury found Trump corporate guilty.
But the investigation didn’t lead to indictments against Trump himself until Vance was replaced by Bragg early last year. One of the prosecutors who led the investigation resigned, saying Bragg was reluctant to pursue a wide-ranging tax evasion and business fraud case.
But Mr. Bragg’s investigation has intensified in recent months on a much narrower issue. Trump committed the crime by disguising his $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016 as a legal expense rather than as spending to boost the then-ongoing presidential election. whether or not you have committed a crime. motion.
The former Trump attorney who made the deal, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to federal charges in 2018, including one pleading guilty to federal campaign finance violations related to payments. was never indicted for the role of
Trump has repeatedly denied wrongdoing related to payments, and has also denied Daniels’ claims that the two had sex once in 2006.
Trump’s legal woes extend beyond the Manhattan investigation. He faces expected indictments in Fulton County, Georgia, where district attorneys are investigating his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. He faces increasingly serious legal threats from the Special Counsel’s investigation and the government’s efforts to retrieve a number of classified national security documents hidden in his Mar-a-Lago mansion.