Donald Trump said Saturday he will be arrested Tuesday in an ongoing criminal investigation into alleged payments to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election.
“The remote leading Republican candidate and former president of the United States will be arrested next Tuesday. Protest and take back our country!” Trump wrote on his social media apps at 7:26 a.m. , urging supporters to stand behind him, approaching the language he used before the January 6 riots.
There are good reasons to doubt Trump’s predictions. A spokesperson for the former president later called his statement, saying he had received no notice of the arrest from prosecutors. is expected to testify before a grand jury. Sources also told the paper that logistics would likely delay arrests after Tuesday, even if charges were filed on Monday.
Susan Necheres, one of Trump’s attorneys, said his remarks were a response to media reports. We are engaged in the practice of leaking everything to the press rather than communicating with President Trump’s attorneys,” Nekeles said in a statement to the Washington Post.
The Times reported that Trump was “extremely concerned” about possible arrest.
When former Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen H. Weisselberg was arrested in 2021, Trump was horrified to see Weisselberg surrounded by police in court on TV news. Falling in, the former president said he couldn’t believe what was happening.
That said, even if Trump’s post was thoughtless, an arrest may not be far away. Reportedly, preparations are underway in New York City if that happens.City, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are meeting about the possibility, according to CNN. NBC News reported that a “preliminary security assessment” is underway.
Another Trump attorney said he was likely to surrender if arrested. There is no confrontation at Largo.
Observers say Trump has been indicted in connection with a $130,000 payment made by Trump’s former lawyer to Stormy Daniels to quiet her allegations that she had an affair with the former president. This is just one of several cases that could bring charges against Trump. works.