Donald Trump says he will be arrested on TUESDAY as New York prosecutors move to indict him over hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels
- The former president said the Manhattan district attorney’s office will arrest him on the allegations in a few days.
- Daniels was paid by his lawyers during the run-up to the 2016 election to keep quiet on the matter.
- Trump would become the first former president to face criminal charges if impeached
Former President Donald Trump says he will be arrested Tuesday over claims he paid porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about his alleged affair.
It comes more than six years after Trump’s lawyers allegedly paid Daniels a total of $130,000 to keep quiet about the matter, and New York prosecutors are considering whether he should face charges.
Trump claimed on his Truth Social account that the Manhattan district attorney’s office will arrest him in a few days, calling the investigation “corrupt and highly political,” calling the alleged hush money payment an “old and old fairy tale.” completely discredited.”
Last week, the former president and 2024 hopeful was invited to testify before a Manhattan grand jury, and his mediator and former attorney Michael Cohen testified Monday.
If Trump’s claims are true, it would make him the first former president to face criminal charges.
It comes more than six years after Trump’s lawyers allegedly paid Daniels to keep quiet about the matter, and New York prosecutors are considering whether he should face charges.
He called them “corrupt and highly political”, calling the alleged secret money payment an “old and thoroughly discredited fairy tale”.
Cohen was in jail after pleading guilty in two criminal cases, one of which involved the use of campaign funds in connection with Daniels and another woman who allegedly had an affair with Trump.
He said he had been acting on his orders and that the bribes were supposed to keep love stories out of the public eye before the 2016 election.
Daniels met with prosecutors Wednesday to answer more questions about the case, and his attorney, Clark Brewster, said he would also be available as a witness in the future, if necessary.