Many US media reported that a grand jury was expected to indict Trump on Wednesday (March 22) after it interviewed its final witness lawyer Robert Costello on Monday.
However there are fears that Trump’s call for protests could see a resume of the January 2021 insurrection where his supporters unleashed violence on the US capital.
In addition this move would make Trump to become the first former or sitting president to be charged with a crime if an indictment is filed a move that would send shock-waves through the 2024 White House race in which the 76 year is running to regain office.
Trump said over the weekend that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday and urged his supporters to “protest,take our nation back!” Slogan although his lawyer said the comments were based on media reports and not any fresh action by prosecutors.
Some Trump’s supporters had called for a wide strike
However some US media said the panel could vote to indict when it returns on Wednesday after it interviewed its final witness lawyer Robert Costello on Monday.
A dozen of senior police officers of New York Police Department met with mayoral aides to discuss security and contingency plans for protests including placing security perimeter around the Manhattan Criminal Court where Trump would likely appear before a judge.
An online group named “The Donald “ some of Trump’s supporters had earlier called for a “national wide strike “and “civil war 2.0” to protect Trump and protest any arrest. However the hush money case started way back in 2016 were it was alleged that Trump paid $130,000 weeks before the polls to prevent Daniels from revealing about an affair she says she had with the ex president years earlier.
Trump’s ex lawyer turned enemy Michael Cohen says he made the payment and was later reimbursed.
The payment to Daniels, if not properly accounted for could result in a misdemeanor charge for falsifying business records.
However Trump denied having had an affair with Daniels and blasted the investigation as a “witch hunt”
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