A lawyer allied with former President Donald Trump is expected to testify before a New York grand jury in relation to alleged hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels and the subsequent alleged cover-up.
This comes after the former president claimed that he expects to be arrested and has called for his supporters to protest on his social network, Truth Social.
The New York City Police Department has reportedly put hundreds of officers on standby in case of protests.
Trump’s legal team has not received any word from the DA’s office in Manhattan about this potential arrest, and legal experts suggest that falsifying business records in New York is only a misdemeanor in most cases, and would only be a felony if used to cover up another felony.
Some potential primary opponents of Trump see this as a politically charged prosecution, while Democrats argue that all that matters is whether or not Trump committed a crime.