Former President Donald Trump is expected to be arrested next week in connection with an investigation by the Manhattan district attorney, and has called for protests as a result.
In a social media post on Saturday, Trump, referring to himself, said, “The leading Republican candidate and former President of the United States will be arrested next week on Tuesday.”
“Resist, take back our nation,” he wrote.
While Trump has not provided any details on why he expects to be indicted, his legal team expects it to happen soon and is preparing behind the scenes for the next steps. The former president is expected to present himself in Manhattan following the formal allegations, and he has expressed interest in giving a speech, although it remains to be seen if he ultimately does.
According to a source familiar with Trump’s statements, Trump has privately complained that he believes he is going to be indicted because he thinks Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Brock “hates him.”
Some of Trump’s advisers have privately urged him not to call for protests, such as the optics of a mass protest on the streets of Manhattan growing out of control, or the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol.
CNN previously reported that meetings between city, state and federal law enforcement agencies have been underway in New York City all week about how to prepare for a possible indictment of Trump.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.