- Donald Trump is “very anxious about the prospect of being indicted,” the New York Times’s Maggie Haberman said.
- Trump is not “excited” about being arrested, fingerprinted, or asking for bail, Haberman said.
- He said on Truth Social that he expects to be “arrested” subsequent week in the Manhattan DA’s investigation.
Former President Donald Trump is “very anxious” a few potential indictment in one in every of a number of investigations against him, New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman said.
Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Haberman said Trump stays unnerved by the potential indictment, whilst he begins fundraising off of it.
“He’s very anxious about the prospect of being indicted for a couple of reasons,” Haberman said after Tapper requested about what’s occurring the behind scenes in Trump’s world. “He is aware that there are reasons to believe this could help him politically. We have heard a lot about this morning already. But he does not want to face getting arrested, which is what happens when you get indicted. You get fingerprinted. You get brought in. You have to ask for bail. None of that is something that he is excited about.”
Trump predicted on Saturday that he could be “arrested” on Tuesday in the Manhattan district lawyer’s investigation into the $130,000 hush fee made to grownup movie star Stormy Daniels forward of the 2016 election. Trump’s attorneys said they’d not acquired information from the district lawyer confirming Trump’s claims and that he was basing them “on press reports,” Insider beforehand reported.
In a sequence of posts on Truth Social, Trump called for his followers to “protest” and “take our nation back,” referring to himself because the “LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE” in the 2024 presidential race.
On the offensive, Trump and his workers have also launched numerous assaults on Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, a Democrat.
“He and his folks, his political folks, are preparing for a huge blitz politically to push back on the Manhattan district attorney,” Haberman said of Trump. “You saw that start yesterday, although I don’t think that his Truth Social posts yesterday morning calling for protests was part of a grand plan. He did it, and a bunch of his aides were surprised by it.”
Trump claimed in a post on Truth Social on Sunday that the “Biden Administration, the Democrats, and the Fake News Media began pushing” Bragg on the case. According to Haberman’s reporting, Trump’s staff is trying to tie Biden to the Manhattan case, alleging a cloud of political corruption over the investigation.
Trump also faces investigations in Georgia and two from the federal government. On CNN on Sunday, Haberman said there could also be “potentially multiple indictments” as Trump makes his 2024 presidential bid.
“We are talking about an indictment in Georgia possibly happening in the coming months. We are talking about indictments from the federal government happening in the coming months,” Haberman said. “That becomes a lot of freight to carry in a presidential race.”