Trump predicted that he would be apprehended on Tuesday.
In response to the growing pressure from multiple sides, Trump released a statement on Saturday morning claiming that he was being prepared to be arrested. He called the leaks illegal and politically motivated.
According to Trump, the illegal leaks that were made by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, which have allowed for the setting of new records regarding violent crime, were based on a completely debunked fairytale. He then claimed that he would be arrested on Tuesday.
According to Trump, he was reacting to reports that the Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, was considering indicting him on various charges related to the Stormy Daniels case.
Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney, said on Thursday that an indictment was imminent. He had testified before a grand jury several times last week. Daniels, whose real identity is Clifford, also met with prosecutors.
On Friday, various security agencies in New York began working together to implement plans in case Trump is indicted. They also discussed the security measures that would be implemented in case Trump were to visit the city.
The various agencies that participated in the planning process included the US Secret Service, the New York State Police, the New York City Police Department, and the Manhattan DA's Office.
In 2018, Cohen pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws by making a payment of $130,000 to Daniels, who claimed she had an affair with Trump.
Bragg's office is considering indicting Trump on various charges related to the Stormy Daniels case. One of the issues that could come up in the case is whether Trump falsified his business records. In New York, a crime of falsifying business records is a misdemeanor, but it could be upgraded to a felony if his office believes that the president was trying to conceal another illegal activity.
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