Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Manhattan DA, House Speaker React To Trump Arrest Remarks

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Early reports that former president Donald Trump will be indicted this week by a Manhattan grand jury have rocked Capitol Hill.

Over the weekend, Trump remarked that authorities may arrest him on Tuesday as part of an investigation into alleged hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. He called on his supporters to “protest” and “take our country back” in the event of his arrest.

The City Police Department is already preparing for the indictment…

The NYPD is erecting metal barricades outside of the Manhattan Criminal Court where charges are expected tomorrow against former President

On Saturday, Trump posted the following message to his Truth Social account:

“NOW ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE, WHICH HAS ALLOWED NEW RECORDS TO BE SET IN VIOLENT & 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!, [sic]” Trump posted.

Trump's calls for protest have sparked concern among lawmakers, especially those who were inside the Capitol on Jan. 6th, 2021 when a mob of the former president's supporters stormed the building.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) reacted to the news of Trump's potential indictment on Twitter, pledging to have congressional committees look into whether federal funding was involved in the case out of the Manhattan District Attorney's Offi