Donald Trump says he will be “arrested” on March 21 and calls for demonstrations

Published: 18.03.2023 – 15:01Edited: 18.03.2023 – 21:38

As part of a possible indictment in a case of payment aimed at buying the silence of an X-movie actress with whom he would have an affair, former US President Donald Trump assured on his social network Truth Social on Saturday. that he is going to be “arrested” on Tuesday. The latter also called for demonstrations to “renew [notre] nation”.

Donald Trump locked up? The former American president assured Saturday, March 18, on his social network Truth Social that he would be “arrested” on Tuesday and called for demonstrations ahead of a possible indictment in a 2016 payment case to buy the silence of a porn actress with whom he had it was supposed to be a romance.

Referring to a “leak” from the New York State Attorney’s Office for the District of Manhattan, the former U.S. President wrote in capital letters: “The Republican candidate is very far ahead (his rivals in the primaries – ed.) and the former president of the United States of America will be arrested Tuesday next week. Demonstrate, take back our nation!”

For several days, signs and rumors have been mounting that Donald Trump may be indicted by a grand jury — a group of citizens with broad investigative powers and responsible for ratifying the indictment — at this stage of the investigation, led by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. , an elected Democratic magistrate.

This will be the first time for a former US president.

On Friday, one of Donald Trump’s lawyers, Joseph Takopina, told the media that his client would “turn” to New York justice if charges were brought against him.

$130,000 fee

Former Republican President (2017-2021) and presidential candidate in 2024 has been the subject of several court cases but has yet to be charged, so this threat could materialize in New York court over a 2016 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. real name is Stephanie Clifford.

Last week, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and now one of his worst enemies, Michael Cohen, testified at least twice before a grand jury in this nondisclosure agreement investigation involving Stephanie Clifford.

New York prosecutors are investigating a $130,000 payment by Michael Cohen to a pornographic actress in 2016 for her silence about her alleged relationship with Donald Trump.

Former Republican-loyal billionaire Michael Cohen has already been convicted in the case.

Convinced that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him by Joe Biden, Donald Trump had already called on his supporters to mobilize on the eve of January 6, 2021, fueling a political crisis that culminated in his supporters’ attack on the Capitol, where Congress meets.

On December 19, 2020, the ex-businessman tweeted calling on the crowd to gather in the American capital during Joe Biden’s victory cert. “Large demonstration in Washington on January 6th. Be there, it’s going to be crazy,” he tweeted, his favorite megaphone, before being banned.

On the same day, he called on his supporters during a speech to “fight like hell.”

“Corrupt” Democratic Attorney

“The former president’s statement this morning is dangerous,” said Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who was the chairman of the House of Representatives at the time of the attack on the Capitol. She accused him of wanting “to keep making headlines and provoking his supporters.”

Donald Trump, who will be holding a meeting next Saturday in Waco, Texas, called Democrat Manhattan Attorney Alvin Bragg’s services “corrupt and highly political” on Truth Social.

And Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy denounced on Twitter “an outrageous abuse of power by an extremist district attorney who allows violent criminals to flee while seeking political revenge on President Trump.”

The former Republican president (2017-2021), who became a defendant in several court cases, has never been charged.

It was his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who became one of his worst enemies, who was responsible for paying $130,000 to Ms. Clifford to silence this alleged 2006 relationship with Donald Trump. Already convicted in this case, Michael Cohen testified at least twice before grand juries last week.

Billionaire Elon Musk, who allowed the former president to be reinstated on Twitter, for his part calculated on Saturday that if arrested, “Trump will be re-elected with a landslide victory” in November 2024.

With AFP

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