In a shocking revelation, former President Donald Trump has announced that he expects to be arrested in connection with the years-long investigation into the hush money scheme involving adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
Despite not providing any concrete reasons for his claims, Trump has called on his supporters to protest any such move.
CNN reported that meetings have been going on throughout the week among law enforcement agencies in New York City about security preparations for a possible indictment of Trump. Trump’s legal team has been anticipating an indictment and has been preparing for the next steps behind the scenes.
Any indictment of the former president, who is running for reelection in 2024, would mark a historic first and quickly change the political conversation around an already divisive figure. Trump believes that an indictment would help him politically and has been agitating for his team to get his base riled up.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and former Vice President Mike Pence have already come out in defense of Trump, calling any potential indictment an “outrageous abuse of power” and “political prosecution.”