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Trump calls for nationwide protests ahead of Tuesday’s predicted arrest

FILE – Former President Donald Trump

By Steve Schuster

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If there is one thing that both Democrats and Republicans can likely agree upon — the wheels of justice may turn slowly at times, but yes, they still turn. On Saturday, former President Donald Trump said that he is going to be arrested on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 and calls his supporters to take to the street and protest, reports USA Today.

The arrest is related to a case being handled by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.  The case stems from his alleged $130,000 hush money payment to Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress. The alleged payment occurred in the days ahead of the 2016 election to allegedly silence her about claims she’d had an affair with him.


This image shows a screenshot from the Truth Social network account of former President Donald Trump, posted on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Trump claimed on Saturday that his arrest is imminent and issued an extraordinary call for his supporters to protest as a New York grand jury investigates hush money payments to women who alleged sexual encounters with the former president. But there’s no evidence that prosecutors have made any formal outreach to him. And a spokesperson and a lawyer for Trump says his Truth Social post was based on media reports rather than any actual update from, or communication with, prosecutors.(AP Photo)

As the Manhattan District Attorney’s office wraps up its portion of the investigation, a Georgia investigation into Trump is still ongoing.

A special grand jury investigated whether Donald Trump and his allies illegally meddled in the 2020 election in Georgia. The special grand jury heard a recording of the former president pushing Georgia House Speaker David Ralston to call a special session to overturn his loss in the state, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

In the wake of Trump’s call to “take our nation back,”  law enforcement officials are on edge, reports USA Today.

If Trump’s claim is accurate, this would be the first time in U.S. history that a former president has faced criminal charges.

On Friday, an arrest warrant was issued for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The International Criminal Court said the warrant was issued for war crimes, accusing him of personal responsibility for the abductions of children from Ukraine.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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