He is to be indicted in connection with alleged secret payments made in the name of former President Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential campaign. He may appear in a Manhattan court on Tuesday regarding this.
Former US President Donald Trump expressed apprehension on Saturday (March 18, 2023) that he may be arrested soon. He posted from his social media account that the New York Police is bent on arresting him. He claimed in his post that he would be arrested on Tuesday as Manhattan prosecutors are about to charge him in the ‘hush money’ case.
The case is related to the 2016 presidential election campaign
The matter pertains to the 2016 presidential election campaign. He is to be indicted for alleged secret payments made in the name of former President Donald Trump in the election. He may appear in a Manhattan court on Tuesday regarding this. In view of this, the officials have started making security arrangements.
If Trump is indicted in this case, it will be the first time in American history that a former president will be charged in any case. A New York grand jury is probing Trump’s involvement in a 2016 $13 million payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. They allege the payment was made to keep Daniels quiet about her alleged sexual relationship with Republican leader Trump.
The money was paid to Daniels by Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer. Cohen claimed that he was paid $42 million in compensation and additional bonuses by the Trump Organization. Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that no official announcements have been made about the timeline of the grand jury investigation and a possible vote on impeaching the former president, but the authority is close to Trump. Elaborate security arrangements are being made in view of the possibility of indictment and his appearance in a Manhattan court.