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If the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office moves forward with an indictment and arrest of former President Donald Trump, it would set in motion a series of legal proceedings that could last well into the 2024 presidential campaign.
On Friday, NBC News reported that an indictment against Trump could come this week related to payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016, when she was claiming she had an affair with Trump, something he has always denied. On Saturday Trump posted a call for action in two blazing all-caps posts on his Truth Social platform.
“THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK,” he wrote, adding, ”PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!”.
If Trump is indicted, he could go to Manhattan Criminal Court to surrender himself, according to The New York Times.
After the charge, there would be fingerprinting and a mugshot. The Times reported felony defendants are usually in handcuffs, but that might not hold true for Trump.
He also might not be placed in a cell, for security reasons, the Times wrote.
After his court sessions, the Times predicted Trump would be freed on his recognizance.
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