Former President Donald Trump said he will be arrested Tuesday by the ‘highly political’ Manhatten District Attorney Alvin Bragg. For a misdemeanor campaign finance charge that Trump, if it ever goes to trial, will beat just like John Edwards did.
Fox News reported that authorities have been making preparations for the arrest and that Trump will be allowed to surrender but will still be handcuffed and fingerprinted. If cameras catch that moment or it leaks you will know this is more political than it is now.
Even loud Trump critics are saying this reeks of politics and will backfire on the Dems. But if it gets Bragg re-elected or even better, elected to a higher office, he thinks it will be worth it.
“Now illegal leaks from a corrupt & highly political Manhattan district attorneys office, which has allowed new records to be set in violent crime & whose leader is funded by George Soros, indicate that, with no crime being able to be proven, & based on an old & fully debunked (by numerous other prosecutors!) fairytale, the far & away leading republican candidate & former president of the United States of America, will be arrested on Tuesday of next week.”
Enter Elon Musk who said: “If this happens, Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory.”
Former Bush adviser and Trump critic David Frum agrees with Musk. He wrote:
“Former presidential candidate John Edwards was indicted in 2011 for redirecting other people’s money to buy an ex-lover’s silence. He was acquitted. Lesson: juries allow leeway for messy personal lives, even if the mess generates a campaign finance violation.
“Given that precedent, it’s very surprising to me that New York State prosecutors would pursue a criminal prosecution of Donald Trump on the Stormy Daniels matter.
“What’s especially worrying about the reportedly pending indictment of Trump is the risk that prosecutors may think: Edwards was only acquitted because he faced a friendly jury in North Carolina – but Trump can be convicted because may face an unfriendly jury in New York.
“This is a bad mistake.”
If this happens, Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 18, 2023
“We are learning that the Manhattan DA office has asked for a meeting with law enforcement ahead of a potential Trump indictment. The meeting is to discuss logistics for some time next week which would mean they are anticipating an indictment next week” pic.twitter.com/IkbM46Naoe
— Acyn (@Acyn) March 17, 2023
BREAKING: In a social media post, Donald Trump says that he will be arrested Tuesday as a New York prosecutor is eyeing charges in a case examining hush money paid to women who alleged sexual encounters with the former president. https://t.co/Old36RnqQj
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 18, 2023