Over the weekend, in an announcement about what he believed would be his inevitable arrest on Tuesday, former President Donald Trump asked his supporters to protest the looming indictment and to “take out nation back”.
Thus far, those calls to action have yet to manifest any significant demonstrations…but, then again, Trump wasn’t arrested on Tuesday In fact, it now looks as though he may not appear in New York until next week, as the Secret Service and NYPD work on ways to get the former Commander in Chief from Point A to Point B safely.
On Tuesday, just as a case involving the Trump Organization was being heard in Manhattan, chaos arrived.
A bomb threat was called into a lower Manhattan court on Tuesday just before a judge was set to hear a $250 million lawsuit against former President Trump.
The threat was investigated by police and the courthouse was closed and searched, with authorities finding that the threat was unfounded, according to court spokesman Lucian Chalfen, who confirmed the news to Bloomberg.
The civil lawsuit, brought against Trump by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), alleges that Trump, his company and family inflated the value of their real estate assets. The suit was filed in September.
Trump himself soon expressed his displeasure regarding James’ investigation.
Trump publicly attacked James on social media on Tuesday following the news of the bomb threat, saying Congress should investigate the New York attorney general and blasting the lawsuit as “completely bogus.”
“While Congress is at it, they should look at the Corrupt Attorney General of New York State, Letitia James, who got elected solely on a “I WILL GET TRUMP” platform, without knowing anything about me,” Trump said on his social media site Truth Social. He went on to call the lawsuit “completely bogus.”
Reports now indicate that Trump could be indicted on Wednesday, with a possible arraignment and fingerprinting in New York to occur next week.
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