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Former President Donald Trump says he expects to be arrested on Tuesday due to a “corrupt and highly political” criminal investigation in New York.
Trump is accused of paying “hush money” to former stripper and porn actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election. It’s unclear what the criminal charges would be against Trump.
At the request of the Manhattan DA’s office Stormy Daniels and I met with prosecutors today. Stormy responded to questions and has agreed to make herself available as a witness, or for further inquiry if needed. #teamstormy pic.twitter.com/BlhlZld6qG
— clark brewster (@cbrew1) March 15, 2023
Trump says the allegations are false and no crime was committed. Despite the total lack of evidence, Trump says the investigation continues as a result of funding from far-left billionaire George Soros.
Trump says the case is based on “an old and fully debunked fairytale.”
“Protest,” Trump told his supporters. “Take our nation back!”
The case is led by Democrat Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Daniels’ lawyer says she has agreed to serve as a witness in the case.
Fox News reports that New York City D.A. Alvin Bragg is preparing to arrest Donald Trump complete with fingerprinting and “normal processing” all under a misdemeanor charge federal prosecutors refused to pursue. pic.twitter.com/h1oNHcHNeS
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 18, 2023
Here’s Trump full statment:
“ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE, WHICH HAS ALLOWED NEW RECORDS TO BE SET IN VIOLENT CRIME & WHOSE LEADER IS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS, INDICATE THAT, WITH NO CRIME BEING ABLE TO BE PROVEN, & BASED ON AN OLD & FULLY DEBUNKED (BY NUMEROUS OTHER PROSECUTORS!) FAIRYTALE, 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!”
A Trump spokesperson said, “There has been no notification, other than illegal leaks from the Justice Dept. and the DA’s office, to NBC and other fake news carriers, that the George Soros-funded Radical Left Democrat prosecutor in Manhattan has decided to take his Witch-Hunt to the next level.”
“President Trump is rightfully highlighting his innocence and the weaponization of our injustice system. He will be in Texas next weekend for a giant rally. Make America Great Again!”
If the arrest occurs, this would be the first time in U.S. history that a former president has been indicted.
More from Breitbart News:
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.
The investigation includes Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, who has said he was pressured to make a $130,000 hush money payment on behalf of the former president to Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
Cohen in 2018 was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous crimes, including tax evasion, making hush money payments, and misleading Congress about past business dealings in Russia.
If Trump’s prediction comes to fruition, it would mark the first time in history a former president has been indicted.