Trump Says 'Illegal Leaks' Indicate He'll Be Arrested Tuesday

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After six years of neoliberals claiming that "the walls are closing in" on Trump, is his arrest and indictment finally imminent? For the first time, Trump himself seems to think it is.

Donald Trump says on Truth Social that Manhattan DA investigating alleged hush money payments he made to Stormy Daniels is 'CORRUPT' and 'HIGHLY POLITICAL’​


Former President Donald Trump said leaks indicate that he will be arrested on Tuesday next week after reports said the Manhattan District Attorney's office is preparing to issue an indictment for alleged hush money payments Trump made as a presidential candidate in 2016.

On Saturday morning, Trump posted about the possible indictment on Truth Social, indicating that he will be "ARRESTED ON TUESDAY."

"NOW 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!," Trump wrote.

A Trump spokesperson echoed the former president's social media post, saying, "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!" the spokesperson added.

A court source told Fox News Digital that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office will meet with law enforcement to "discuss logistics for some time next week, which would mean that they are anticipating an indictment next week."

The potential indictment stems from the yearslong investigation surrounding Trump's alleged hush money scandal involving porn star Stormy Daniels. Toward the end of the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump's then-lawyer Michael Cohen sent $130,000 to Daniels to prevent her from disclosing her 2006 affair with Trump. Trump reimbursed Cohen through installments.

In a lengthy statement to Fox News Digital, Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung blasted the investigation as a "witch hunt" and accused Bragg of being in the pocket of President Biden and "radical Democrats."

"President Donald J. Trump is completely innocent, he did nothing wrong, and even the biggest, most Radical Left Democrats are making that clear," Cheung said.

Reached for comment Friday, the Manhattan District Attorney's office would neither "confirm or comment" on the impending indictment.

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-says-illegal-leaks-indicate-arrested-tuesday
 

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Tuesday came and went, and Trump's still free.

That said, the investigation continues. Now they're saying Trump could be arrested next week. Who knows for sure, but it feels like the boy who cried wolf at this point.

Fake photos of Trump being arrested circulated online, which of course stirred people into a frenzy.

 

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Looks like the Trumpster is still free for now. I read earlier that even if indicted he can still run for President. That’s something I was not aware of. Now that would certainly liven up the debates later on, wouldn’t it?
Yes, we just might see the first ever presidential debate held from a jail cell and a nursing home respectively. :D
 
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Trump has officially become the first ex-president to be indicted.

The DA's office is calling for Trump's arrest and has asked him to surrender himself, but the secret service says he needs more time to prepare.

Although there's no doubt Trump's a criminal, I can't help but notice he keeps getting hung up on relatively soft corruption issues. Be it withholding military aide to Ukraine while president (which I believe we shouldn't have been sending in the first place) to sending hush money to a porn star 7 years ago. For most politicians, that's just a Monday.

Every president in my lifetime has been guilty of human rights violations and war crimes, and they all end up with cushy book deals and speaking engagements once they're out of office. By charging Trump with lesser crimes than his predecessors got away with, they're proving this is personal. They don't care about the optics as long as he hangs.

Here's a Politico article on Trump's indictment: Manhattan’s DA wanted a Friday Trump arrest. Trump’s team said no.
 
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Jon Stewart praised "the rule of law" being applied to Trump. That's great, but why isn't Stewart also acknowledging the unprecedented nature of holding a former president accountable? Hillary Clinton and the DNC were fined rather than arrested for lying to the FBI about funding the Steele Dossier. Clinton may not have been president, but she was a presidential candidate as well as secretary of state (a position in which she committed war crimes.) Presidents also routinely commit war crimes with impunity, yet the neoliberal class continues to ignore all of that while amplifying Trump's crimes. That level of partisanship has led to accountability being reserved for one's political enemies.

Nancy Pelosi said impeaching Bush would have "divided the country." I guess that wouldn't have mattered had Bush turned to Ukraine for opposition research on John Kerry.

Jon Stewart’s RIDICULOUS Reason For Prosecuting Trump - YouTube
 
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I'm a little confused here so hopefully @Frank Underwood you can enlighten me. If Trump is guilty of transferring hush money to Stormy Daniels shouldn't she be also arrested for accepting it?
That's a good point, but apparently the law doesn't work that way. Daniels admits to accepting the $130,000 in exchange for her silence, but claims "intimidation and coercive tactics were involved." Daniels also said she would "dance in the streets" if Trump was indicted. Now her attorney has put out a statement on her behalf saying she has "no joy seeing the man indicted." He also used the typical talking points about nobody being above the law. There was no mention of the legality of his client accepting a bribe, though.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...stormy-daniels-trumps-indictment/11574232002/
 
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I'm a little confused here so hopefully @Frank Underwood you can enlighten me. If Trump is guilty of transferring hush money to Stormy Daniels shouldn't she be also arrested for accepting it?

That's a good point, but apparently the law doesn't work that way. Daniels admits to accepting the $130,000 in exchange for her silence, but claims "intimidation and coercive tactics were involved." Daniels also said she would "dance in the streets" if Trump was indicted. Now her attorney has put out a statement on her behalf saying she has "no joy seeing the man indicted." He also used the typical talking points about nobody being above the law. There was no mention of the legality of his client accepting a bribe, though.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...stormy-daniels-trumps-indictment/11574232002/
I would also add that it appears that Trump is being charged with misuse of campaign funds not bribery. Ms Daniels accepting the money is not the crime but Trump allegedly taking money raised to fund his election campaign and using it to pay a personal debt is a form of embezzlement.
 

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I would also add that it appears that Trump is being charged with misuse of campaign funds not bribery. Ms Daniels accepting the money is not the crime but Trump allegedly taking money raised to fund his election campaign and using it to pay a personal debt is a form of embezzlement.

They need to arrest his campaign manager as well, I bet it was Alan Beam!

Looks as if Trump is on a one way ticket straight to jail. :)
 

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Here's what I don't understand. And I truly don't.

Trump is supposedly a very wealthy man. Why didn't he pay her out of his personal funds? With an NDA, it would have been less risk than taking it out of campaign funds
 

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Here's what I don't understand. And I truly don't.

Trump is supposedly a very wealthy man. Why didn't he pay her out of his personal funds? With an NDA, it would have been less risk than taking it out of campaign funds
This is just a guess, but it could be that he was trying to hide it from Melania.
 

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Here's what I don't understand
This is why I'm baffled about these events. Who initiated the threat? If Stormy Daniels said pay up or I speak could be construed as blackmail. Here in Australia that's a criminal act. If Don is adamant he did not have a sexual relationship with that woman then why not call in the police? Why the hush money?

Now before anyone on this platforms accuses me of supporting Don, I don't.
 

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This is why I'm baffled about these events. Who initiated the threat? If Stormy Daniels said pay up or I speak could be construed as blackmail. Here in Australia that's a criminal act. If Don is adamant he did not have a sexual relationship with that woman then why not call in the police? Why the hush money?

Now before anyone on this platforms accuses me of supporting Don, I don't.
Ms Daniels was attempting to sell her story to a media outlet before Trump's lawyer intervened and paid her to sign a non-disclosure agreement regarding her affair with Trump. She wasn't blackmailing him.
 
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