Donald Trump, a former US president, anticipates being detained on Tuesday.2 days ago
Donald Trump says he expects to be arrested on Tuesday and has urged his supporters to launch mass protests. The Manhattan district attorney's office is looking at a possible indictment of Mr Trump, which would be the first criminal case ever brought against a former US president. Mr Trump has pledged to continue his campaign to become the Republican nominee in the 2024 presidential election, even if he is indicted. The Republican Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, has hit out at the investigation, calling it an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA. The Stormy Daniels case is about how Mr Trump reimbursed his lawyer Michael Cohen after Cohen paid Ms Daniels $130,000.
The case progressed earlier this month when Mr Trump was invited to testify to a grand jury, which experts said indicated he could soon face criminal charges. Law enforcement agencies in New York are preparing for the possibility of Mr Trump being indicted and appearing in a Manhattan courtroom as early as next week. Donald Trump faces a separate criminal investigation over efforts to overturn his narrow loss in the state of Georgia in the 2020 presidential election, as well as broader efforts to undermine the results of the presidential election three years ago.