Will Donald Trump get arrested?
According to 45, there’s a possibility it could happen as early as next week.
The arrest would stem from the investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney and his alleged role in a hush-money scheme. CNN reports, “the investigation relates to a $130,000 payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in late October 2016, days before the presidential election, to silence her from going public about an alleged affair with Trump a decade earlier.” The MAGA leader denies having an affair with Stormy.
In a Tweet, Trump urged his supporters to “take our nation back.” He also told them to protest and referred to himself as the “leading Republic.” Take a look:
It’s not clear why Trump suspects he’ll be arrested. The report says his team has been anticipating his indictment. A spokesperson for Trump says he hasn’t received a notification from the Manhattan District Attorney's office.
CNN reports, “Any indictment of the former President, who is running for reelection in 2024, would mark a historic first and quickly change the political conversation around an already divisive figure.”
NBC says Trump plans to surrender if he faces criminal charges, according to his attorney. It’s possible he can still run for office. ABC reports, “The U.S. Constitution does not list the absence of a criminal record as a qualification for the presidency. It says only that natural born citizens who are at least 35 years old and have been a resident of the U.S. for 14 years can run for president.”
The last time Trump told his supporters to “take the country back,” a bunch of MAGA thugs stormed the Capitol, on January 6, 2021.
Be on alert next week!