House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) recently responded to former President Donald Trump’s social media post which stated that he will be arrested early next week by vowing to have congressional committees look into whether federal funding was involved in the case out of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
“Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump,” McCarthy said. “I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions.”
Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump.
I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by… https://t.co/elpbh7LeWn
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) March 18, 2023
Former President Donald Trump recently stated that he expects to be arrested in connection with the investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney next week. He went on to call for protests as New York law enforcement prepares for a possible indictment. In a social media post on Saturday, Trump, referring to himself, said the “leading Republican candidate and former president of the United States will be arrested on Tuesday of next week.”
“Protest, take our nation back,” he wrote.
Trump didn’t offer details on why he expects to be indicted. His legal team has been anticipating that it will happen soon and has been preparing behind the scenes for the next steps.
The former president is expected to present himself in Manhattan following the formal charges and has expressed interest in making a speech after, though whether he ultimately does remains to be see.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office, New York Police Department. Trump has complained privately that he believes he is only going to being indicted because he thinks Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg “hates him,” according to a source familiar with what Trump has said.