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 claimed the Manhattan DA’s office will arrest him on over the allegations within days
- His lawyers paid Daniels during the run up to the 2016 election to keep quiet about the affair
- Trump would become the first former president ever to face criminal charges if he’s indicted
Former president Donald Trump claims he will be arrested on Tuesday over claims he paid porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about their alleged affair.
It comes more than six years after Trump’s lawyers allegedly paid Daniels at total of $130,000 to keep quiet about the affair, with New York prosecutors considering if he should face charges.
Trump claimed on his Truth Social account that the Manhattan DA’s office will arrest him within days and branded the probe ‘corrupt and highly political’, calling the alleged hush money payment an ‘old and fully debunked fairy-tale.’
Last week the former president and 2024 hopeful was invited to testify before a Manhattan grand jury, with his long-time fixer and former lawyer Michael Cohen testifying on Monday.
If Trump’s claims are true, it would make him the first former president ever to face criminal charges.
It comes more than six years after Trump’s lawyers allegedly paid Daniels to keep quiet about the affair, with New York prosecutors considering if he should face charges
He branded them ‘corrupt and highly political’, calling the alleged hush money payment an ‘old and fully debunked fairy-tale
Cohen served jail time after pleading guilty in two criminal cases, one of which included using campaign finances in relation to Daniels and another woman who allegedly had an affair with Mr. Trump.
He said he had been acting at his command and that the payoffs were supposed to keep the affair stories out of public knowledge before the 2016 election.
Daniels met with prosecutors on Wednesday to answer further questions in the case and her lawyer, Clark Brewster, said she would also make herself available as a witness in future, if required.