Authorities in New York City are bracing for possible protests following former President Donald Trump’s claims that he will be arrested tomorrow in connection with the district attorney’s criminal investigation into alleged hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.
Barricades have been put up around the Manhattan Courthouse, where Trump is expected to appear if he is indeed arrested.
Legal experts say the payments may have violated campaign finance laws.
Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans are demanding evidence and testimony from the district attorney about the potential criminal case against Trump.
The former president’s calls for protests have generated mostly muted reactions from his supporters.
In other news, China’s President Xi Jinping has proposed a peace plan for Ukraine that would favor the Kremlin, prompting warnings from America and its allies not to provide Moscow with lethal military weapons.
The international criminal court has also issued an arrest warrant for President Vladimir Putin for alleged war crimes in Ukraine.