The placidity of the weekend was shattered on Saturday when news broke that former President Donald Trump was anticipating arrest on Tuesday, as part of the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation of alleged “hush money” payments to adult actress Stormy Daniels.
Trump himself was predicting the peril, asking his followers to make their voices heard and “take back our nation” from the Deep State forces that were targeting him.
Now, one legal expert is suggesting that the former Commander in Chief could be denied bail after his arrest on account of his ability to invoke a response from his base.
Trump claimed on his Truth Social account that the Manhattan DA’s office will arrest him on Tuesday – and branded the probe ‘corrupt and highly political’, calling the alleged hush money payment an ‘old and fully debunked fairy-tale.’
Glenn Kirschner, an MSNBC legal analyst, has compared the all-caps rant to his posts leading up to the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 – and said it could affect the terms of his release.
He speculated that a judge could interpret Trump’s post as an attempt to incite a crowd to riot – raising the specter of him being held behind bars to prevent him posting further inflammatory communications ahead of any trial.
‘I would slap a government exhibits sticker on this post and I would introduce it as his criminal trial,’ Kirschner explained.
‘He has now just given the judge that will preside over his arraignment hearing food for thought about what kind of conditions should be set for the release of this dangerous man pending trial,’ he added.
Other anti-Trump pundits were chiming in similarly.
Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com, former Trump ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen largely agreed with Kirschner’s sentiments.
‘Donald would have no reason to put out the statement unless he has been contacted by the DANY (District Attorney for New York) and advised accordingly,’ Cohen said.
‘Donald’s post is eerily similar to his battle cry prior to the January 6th insurrection; including calling for protest. By doing so, Donald is hoping to rile his base, witness another violent clash on his behalf and profit from it by soliciting contributions.’
The arrest of a former President will break centuries of American precedence, with some conservatives suggesting that the move will actually boost Trump’s chance of reelection.
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