Fox News is reporting final preparations are being made by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office to arrest Donald Trump next week.
The potential indictment stems from the years long investigation surrounding Trump’s alleged hush money scandal involving porn star Stormy Daniels.
Towards the end of the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump’s then-lawyer Michael Cohen sent $130,000 to Daniels to prevent her from disclosing her 2006 affair with Trump. Trump reimbursed Cohen through installments.
If Trump were indicted, the criminal case will mark the first against a former president in American history.
According to the New York Daily News, Trump will not refuse to surrender if the Manhattan district attorney criminally indicts him. “There won’t be a standoff at Mar-a-Lago with Secret Service and the Manhattan DA’s office,” Joe Tacopina said.
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A source saysTrump will “be fingerprinted and processed like every other defendant.”
“This is a huge development.” Final preparations being made to arrest Donald Trump next week. Trump will “be fingerprinted and processed like every other defendant”. The Secret Service will make the decision whether to handcuff the former president or not. (Video: Fox News) pic.twitter.com/u36MW0680U
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) March 17, 2023
WATCH: FBI, NYPD and Secret Service preparing for potential Trump indictment as early as next week. https://t.co/2GfzwzUtRx pic.twitter.com/WN5sd8iOWZ
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 17, 2023
NEW: Law enforcement agencies are preparing for the possibility that former President Trump could be indicted as early as next week, senior officials say. https://t.co/JdL9em6Xy6
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 17, 2023