Trump says he expects to be arrested Tuesday; calls on protests to ‘take back our nation’

Former President Donald Trump said he expects to be arrested Tuesday in connection with an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney and urged citizens to protest, social media said Saturday morning post.

“By far the leading Republican nominee and former President of the United States will be arrested Tuesday next week,” Trump wrote in all caps on Truth Social on Saturday.

“Protest, take back our nation!” he said too.

“There has been no notification, aside from illegal leaks from the Justice Department and the Attorney’s Office, to NBC and other fake news networks that the George Soros-funded prosecutor for Manhattan’s radical left Democrats has decided to take his witch hunt to the next level “, a Trump spokesman said later, apparently going back to the statement, KABC reported.

“President Trump rightly emphasizes his innocence and the arming of our injustice system. He’ll be in Texas for a huge rally next weekend,” the spokesman also said.

In his post, Trump referred to “illegal leaks” by the Manhattan Attorney’s Office. He described the office as “corrupt and highly political”. He also noted that the head of the bureau is funded by leftist mega-donor George Soros.

According to Trump’s post, Tuesday’s potential arrest “is based on an old and fully debunked (by numerous other prosecutors) fairy tale.”

The point of contention is Trump’s alleged payment of hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Trump’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, said last week MSBNC and other sales outlets, paying hush money is “not a crime”. According to Tacopina, Trump followed the advice of his then attorney, Michael Cohen.

Cohen pleaded guilty to a federal lawsuit related to the payment in 2018.

Meetings were ongoing throughout the week regarding the pending indictments against the former President. CNN reported. City, state and federal law enforcement agencies were all involved in the preparation, the outlet said.

Trump’s legal team has also prepared in advance for a possible indictment, CNN said. He is expected to present himself in Manhattan after formal charges have been filed.

According to Trump, “Take our nation back” quickly became a trend on Twitter.

“Remember that? Well, now more than ever, it’s been proven right.” Donald Trump Jr. wrote on Saturday morning.

The former president’s son included a photo of his father along with the following words: “In reality they are not after me. They’re after you. I’m just in the way.”

“If they can take him out, they’re one step closer to taking out you and your liberties … and apparently that was the plan all along.”

“I am very critical of this case,” said Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Chair in Law of Public Interest at George Washington University. “However, given recent history, Trump must quash any inflammatory rhetoric as we move forward.”

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to accurately reflect the words in the photo posted by Donald Trump, Jr.

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