Increased Security Measures Implemented Ahead of Potential Arrest of Former President Donald Trump
Fencing has been put back up around the U.S.
Capitol as concerns grow over the potential arrest of former President Donald Trump.
Trump himself had predicted the possibility of his arrest, calling for protests in the lead up to the potential indictment.
However, according to sources from CBS News, Trump is not expected to be indicted by a Manhattan grand jury today, although an indictment could still come by the end of the week.
New York City has also ramped up its security measures in response to the investigation.
All officers of the New York Police Department, including plainclothes detectives, have been ordered to wear their full uniform starting from this morning.
The NYPD has also installed metal barriers outside the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse and the District Attorney’s office.
The investigation stems from allegations of under-the-table payments made by Trump to two women in 2016 to keep them from speaking about alleged affairs.
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels is said to have received $130,000 under Trump’s direction.
The Manhattan district attorney is now looking into allegations that Trump may have falsified records to hide the payment to Daniels, which he denies.
The increased security measures are likely to remain in place as the investigation continues.
The public will be watching closely to see how the situation develops, and whether Trump will ultimately face charges.