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Trump says he expects to be arrested and calls on supporters to protest

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Donald Trump, who expects to be arrested on Tuesday, called on his supporters to protest.

Trump, who is campaigning as the Republican candidate for the 2024 presidential election, wrote on his Truth Social platform on Saturday that he will be “arrested next Tuesday,” for an unspecified leak.

He claimed that he could not prove that he was “free of crime” and that any action against him was “an old and completely debunked…fairy tale”.

“Protest and take back our country!” he posted.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which is said to be investigating the case, declined to comment.

Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims she had an affair with Trump. The pornographic film actress sued the former president in 2018 for circumventing a confidentiality agreement set up just before the 2016 election.

Clifford was paid $130,000 through a body founded by Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018 after pleading guilty to charges including campaign finance violations related to payments.

The actress had previously signed a statement Cohen presented to the media saying she had no relationship with the former president.Clifford later claimed she was threatened to silence her on the matter. Trump’s representatives have denied having an affair with Clifford.

The former president faces a series of legal problems special adviser, and an investigation into his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. Mr Trump has denied wrongdoing.

In December, the Trump Organization convicted Tax evasion in a criminal case pursued by a Manhattan prosecutor. September, New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Trump and his three adult children What she described as an “unsolved” fraud case could result in a fine of at least $250 million.

Additionally, last year the congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol said Trump indicted For helping a failed attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. He should also be charged with obstructing official government procedures, conspiring to defraud the United States, and willfully making false statements to authorities, the commission said.

The top two prosecutors who led the Manhattan District Attorney’s criminal investigation last February resigned At the time, some speculated that the district attorney’s office had taken a step back.

Several leading Republicans, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, came to Trump’s defense on Saturday, accusing prosecutors of being politically motivated.

McCarthy, who has had a rollercoaster relationship with the former president in recent years, tweeted that the Republican chairman of Congress said, “Federal money is being used to overthrow democracy by interfering in politically motivated elections.” I will instruct you to immediately investigate whether it has been done.” prosecution”.

“It’s an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who neglects violent criminals as they seek political vendetta against President Trump,” McCarthy said.

Additional reporting by Joe Miller and Lauren Fedor

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