For many Americans, the last several years have felt like a strange, quaking ripple in history. It has been turbulent. It has been wild. It has been despondent, desperate, and downright disturbing at times.
These are unprecedented and unpredictable moments that are shaking us to the core, and this week will be no exception.
Former President Donald Trump said Saturday he expects to be arrested on Tuesday based on “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which is investigating Trump’s alleged role in hush money paid to Stormy Daniels. The former president also called for his supporters to protest in light of the news.
Trump, who is running for president again in 2024, made the prediction on his social media platform Truth Social, writing that “THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!”
Details of the pending legal action are still scarce.
While it is unclear what the criminal charges would be against Trump, reports about Democrat Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case related to porn star Daniels and the former president indicated in recent weeks that an indictment decision could be near.
The case appeared to progress this week when Daniels’ lawyer wrote on social media that she met with Bragg’s office upon request and that she agreed to serve as a witness if needed.
And, for those paying attention to the larger, global picture…
Bragg, who was financially tied to Democrat megadonor George Soros in his campaign for DA, began relitigating Daniels’ story “to jump-start [the DA office’s] criminal investigation” into Trump within Bragg’s first year in office, per the New York Times.
Trump’s team has insinuated that the former President will surrender to authorities, and that there will be no “standoff at Mar-a-Lago”.
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