FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on education as he holds a campaign rally with supporters, in Davenport, Iowa, U.S. March 13, 2023. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo
The United States authorities are alert to any type of violence that may be generated during a protest in favor of the former president, Donald Trump (2017-2021). And it is that the Republican alerted since March 18 through his social network Truth Social, about his possible arrest this Tuesday, for which he called on his followers to mobilize in the streets.
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And it is that in the last five years, prosecutors in the state of New York have been investigating accusations of illegal payments on behalf of Trump to the former adult entertainment star, Stormy Daniels, shortly before the 2016 presidential election, which he won. to Hillary Clinton.
The actress has pointed out that Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, paid her $130,000, supposedly under the concept of “campaign expenses”, in exchange for not speaking in public before saying about the extramarital relationship she had with the magnate and former president.
“Illegal leaks from a corrupt and highly politicized Manhattan (NY) District Attorney’s office, which has set new records in violent crime and whose leader is funded by [el millonario] George Soros, indicate that, with no wrongdoing to prove, and based on an old and totally debunked (by numerous other prosecutors!) fairy tale, the best-ranked Republican candidate by far [a las elecciones presidenciales de 2024] and former president of the United States will be arrested on Tuesday of next week. Protest, take back our nation!”
In this regard, Trump has denied having had sexual relations with Daniels and has indicated that the investigation is politically motivated, since he has made it clear that he will continue his campaign to become the candidate of the Republican party in the 2024 presidential elections, even if he is accused. .
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However, until 9:00 p.m. on March 21, the Manhattan prosecutor’s office has not ruled on the matter. For her part, Trump’s lawyer, Sudan Necheles, said that her team was not notified about this matter.
The Trump-Daniels case made a breakthrough in early March when the former president was invited to testify before a grand jury, which experts say indicated he could soon face criminal charges.
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But the hearings are held in secret and, according to reports in the US press, several former Trump aides have given testimony before the judges.
Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies in New York are preparing for the possibility that Trump will be indicted and appear in a Manhattan court this week.
According to the AP, they are considering the practical aspects of taking a former president to court, including security issues.
What did happen is that dozens of Trump supporters gathered on Tuesday afternoon both in the vicinity of Mar-a-Lago, his residence in Palm Beach (South Florida), and outside the Manhattan prosecutor’s office. pending the decision of the court.
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