After erstwhile President Trump shared a station connected Truth Social alleging he will beryllium arrested connected Tuesday, a spokesperson for nan erstwhile president clarified Trump has seen nary "notification" — different than "illegal leaks" to nan property — that he will beryllium arrested adjacent week.
While waiting for Tuesday to find whether he will beryllium indicted, law rule master Jonathan Turley connected Saturday responded to nan declare and nan imaginable indictment, slamming Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
"One would opportunity Bragg is extracurricular of his lane, but successful this case, he's connected a wholly different highway," Turley said connected "Fox & Friends Weekend," Saturday. "This is an effort by a authorities charismatic to efficaciously prosecute a national crime, a crime that nan Department of Justice decided not to prosecute."
The imaginable indictment stems from nan years-long investigation surrounding Trump's alleged hush money ungraded involving porn prima Stormy Daniels. Towards nan extremity of nan 2016 statesmanlike campaign, Trump's then-lawyer Michael Cohen sent $130,000 to Daniels to forestall her from disclosing her 2006 matter pinch Trump. Trump reimbursed Cohen done installments.
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Reports surfaced that nan Manhattan District Attorney's agency is preparing to rumor an indictment for alleged hush money payments Trump made arsenic a statesmanlike campaigner successful 2016.
Trump lashed retired astatine nan reports suggesting he would beryllium arrested adjacent week via his Truth Social app connected Saturday morning, telling his supporters to "PROTEST, TAKE BACK OUR NATION."
"NOW ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE, WHICH HAS ALLOWED NEW RECORDS TO BE SET IN VIOLENT CRIME & WHOSE LEADER IS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS, INDICATE THAT, WITH NO CRIME BEING ABLE TO BE PROVEN, & BASED ON AN OLD & FULLY DEBUNKED (BY NUMEROUS OTHER PROSECUTORS!) FAIRYTALE, THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!," Trump wrote.
A Trump spokesperson added explanation to nan former president's Truth Social blast.
"There has been nary notification, different than forbidden leaks from nan Justice Dept. and nan DA’s office, to NBC and different clone news carriers, that nan George Soros-funded Radical Left Democrat charismatic successful Manhattan has decided to return his Witch-Hunt to nan adjacent level. President Trump is rightfully highlighting his innocence and nan weaponization of our injustice system," nan spokesperson said, adding that nan erstwhile president would beryllium successful Texas adjacent play for a "giant rally."
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A tribunal root told Fox News Digital that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office will meet pinch rule enforcement to "discuss logistics for immoderate clip adjacent week, which would mean that they are anticipating an indictment adjacent week."
"You person nan Manhattan D.A. taking a lawsuit to tribunal that nan Department of Justice declined to do so. And that raises immoderate evident questions," Turley said, echoing concerns that Bragg is pursuing nan lawsuit for governmental reasons.
Turley noted location are a "number of flaws" successful nan lawsuit if an indictment is brought against Trump. One of nan astir evident issues successful nan lawsuit will beryllium proving nan costs fixed to Daniels were paid pinch nan predetermination successful mind.
"You person to show that that money was paid pinch nan predetermination solely successful mind. There's evidently a batch of different reasons why a joined man would want to hush up a ungraded pinch a erstwhile stripper," Turley said.
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There is besides nan rumor that nan statute of limitations has tally out.
"I deliberation Bragg is retired of time. The statute of limitations is astir 2 years connected this offense. That has already run," Turley explained. "You tin widen it to 5 years if you link it arsenic a felony to different crime. Even astatine 5 years, I'm not judge nan clip has not tally out. So there's going to beryllium immoderate very aggravated challenges here."
While nan president has been nether scrutiny and investigated for galore issues, nan imaginable indictment successful New York has galore questioning what domiciled authorities could beryllium playing.
"The only logic I deliberation we're seeing this lawsuit is that 2 of his prosecutors resigned. In my view, they acted really inappropriately. In nan lawsuit of 1 of them who wrote a book astir personification who wasn't moreover charged, fto unsocial convicted. And that unit yet recovered its people pinch Bragg, and they bring this alternatively funny complaint based connected nan falsification of authorities records and connecting it to an uncharged national crime," Turley said.
As nan 2024 statesmanlike election looms, nan imaginable indictment Tuesday could person further implications for nan run season.
"Unless this lawsuit is dismissed because of 1 of these flaws, it is going to muck up nan works. And it is unfortunate that we're already starting pinch this environment. This has nan emotion of a thrill termination for galore connected nan left, and they request to deliberation earnestly astir what this implicates for nan ineligible system," Turley said.
Turley cautioned Americans not to "assume" nan "rule of rule is dead" contempt nan unsavory circumstances.
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"I deliberation we person to beryllium observant not to conscionable presume successful nan astir inflammatory measurement that nan norm of rule is dead. This is not nan first D.A. who has yielded to nationalist unit to bring a criminal charge."
Fox News' Kyle Morris, Marta Dhanis , Adam Sabes , Brandon Gillespie and Andrea Vacchiano contributed to this report.
Madeline Coggins is simply a Digital Production Assistant connected nan Fox News flash squad pinch Fox News Digital.