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Trump says he could be arrested this week

Trump says he will be arrested next week. Associated Press/Photo by Alex Brandon

Trump says he could be arrested this week

Former President Donald Trump said in a social media post on Saturday that he expected to be arrested on Tuesday in connection with an ongoing investigation. Trump’s lawyer, Susan Necheles, said his post was based on reports that a New York grand jury is investigating alleged payments made on Trump’s behalf to silence women who claimed to have had sexual encounters with him. There has not been a public announcement regarding if or when the grand jury will indict Trump.

What else do we know about the case? Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testified before the grand jury this week, and Trump representatives have confirmed that the district attorney on March 9 invited Trump to testify. Cohen in 2018 pleaded guilty to charges that he arranged the payments, which were later classified as an illegal campaign contribution. Trump during the recent annual Conservative Political Action Conference said he plans to continue his 2024 presidential campaign even if he’s indicted.

Dig deeper: Read Lynn Vincent’s report in WORLD Magazine on what the investigations into Trump mean for American politics.

Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.

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