By Khulile Thwala
Former United States President Donald Trump has predicted that he will be arrested on Tuesday in connection with a year-long investigation into a hush-money scheme.
The scheme involved adult film actress Stormy Daniels. The former US president on Saturday called on his supporters to protest the arrest. In a post on social media, Trump said a leading Republican candidate and former president of the United States will be arrested on Tuesday of next week.
He did not elaborate on why he expects the arrest. Trump’s legal team, however, has said that it has not received any notifications from prosecutors, according to Reuters.
Previous media reports have stated that meetings have been going on throughout the week among city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in New York City about security preparations for a possible indictment of Trump.
The former president has been agitating for his team to get his base riled up and believes that an indictment would help him politically.
According to recent media reports, any indictment of Trump, who is running for re-election in 2024, would mark a historic first and quickly change the political conversation around an already divisive figure.
While Trump already has an extensive history of civil litigation both before and after taking office, a criminal charge would represent a dramatic escalation of his legal woes as he works to recapture the White House.