Former US President Donald Trump sees his own arrest next week and called on supporters to stage protests to “take our nation back.”
In a message posted Saturday over his Truth Social platform, Trump urged his allies to “take our nation back,” predicting he “will be arrested on Tuesday of next week” by New York authorities who are considering criminal charges over the former president’s hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during his 2016 campaign.
Trump provided no information his back his claim of an imminent arrest, save pointing to what he called “illegal leaks” regarding the ongoing investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Republican lawmakers have since expressed support for the former president, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy who called a potential indictment of Trump an “outrageous abuse of power” by Bragg.
“Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump,” McCarthy said in a statement.
“I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions.”
Former Vice President Mike Pence said during an interview with the far-right political website Breitbart on SiriusXM that the Manhattan investigation “reeks of the kind of political prosecution that we endured back in the days of the Russia hoax.”
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