Former President Donald Trump recently stated that he expects to be arrested in connection with the investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney soon. He went on to call for protests as New York law enforcement prepares for a possible indictment. A photo of Donald Trump’s plane taking off to fly to New York for his arrest was also leaked.
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The controversy sparked around the hush money payment that Cohen admitted that he made to Stormy Daniels during the fall of Trump’s 2016 White House bid to keep her from coming forward about an alleged affair she had with the then-candidate. Trump has denied the affair. Previously, TMZ reported that Daniels was experiencing the impact of Trump’s potential impending arrest and reportedly strengthening her security after receiving multiple threats.
Donald Trump was caught off guard
Trump and his team were caught off guard by the indictment of the former president that was announced last week, leaving him “extremely angry” and his family “rattled,” according to New York Times reporter and longtime Trump scribe Maggie Haberman.
Haberman, a veteran reporter who has covered Trump for decades, said Trump’s legal team was caught by surprise by the news of the indictment after reports surfaced that the grand jury in that case would break for a month.
“While Trump is not said to be throwing things, he is extremely angry and his family is, not surprisingly, rattled,” Haberman said in an interview with the newspaper’s “The Morning” newsletter.
One is the political front, which I’d say they were most prepared on,” Haberman said. “Another is the legal front, which is messy because his team has had a lot of infighting, and there’s finger pointing about why they were so caught off guard.”