Former President Donald Trump has claimed that his arrest is imminent and has called on his supporters to protest in response.
Trump made the announcement on Saturday through social media posts, where he repeated his claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
He also alleged that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which is investigating hush money payments to women who alleged sexual encounters with Trump, is leaking information to the media in an attempt to frame him.
The former president’s current attorney has acknowledged that a Trump indictment is becoming more probable, but expressed hope that justice will prevail.
However, legal experts note that an indictment or imprisonment does not disqualify one from running for federal office.
The NYPD and other law enforcement agencies are preparing to respond to potential protests, but officials hope that the situation does not get out of hand.