Former U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on education as he hosts a campaign rally with supporters, in Davenport, Iowa, U.S. March 13, 2023.
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As federal, state and local law enforcement in New York prepare for the possibility that Donald Trump will face criminal charges over a silent payment to a porn star, the former president has taken to social media and said he expects to be arrested on Tuesday.
Trump cited leaks from the “corrupt” Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and urged his supporters to protest on his behalf.
“THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE AND FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FROM FAR AND FAR, WILL BE ARRESTED TUESDAY NEXT WEEK,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social social media site early Saturday morning. “PROTEST, TAKE BACK OUR NATION!”
Grand jury heard testimony related to Stormy Daniels’ 2016 state win criminal court in lower Manhattan, but no public announcement has been made on when or if Trump will be charged. New York law enforcement has taken security measures in the event the former president faces a criminal charge.
If charged, Trump, the 2024 Republican presidential candidate, would become the first former president to face criminal charges.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office declined to comment. Trump’s attorney, Joseph Tacopina, declined to comment.
—CNBC’s Dan Mangan contributed to this report.