Donald Trump assured that he could be arrested this March 21 for a case about the alleged payment of money to silence the porn star stormy daniels.
But what would happen if what the Republican claims comes true?
If true, he would become the first former US president to face criminal charges.
The decision to file charges rests with the New York City District Attorney, Alvin Bragg.
Last week, the Trump legal team reported that the former president was offered the opportunity to appear before the grand jurywhich is considered a sign that the investigation is nearing completion.
Trump and Stormy Daniels
In 2016, within the framework of Trump’s presidential campaign, the adult film star Stormy Daniels offered to sell to the media her version of a adulterous affair she had with Donald Trump in 2006.
Trump’s team found out about this and his lawyer, Michael Cohenpaid Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet.
The payment to Daniels was not illegal. However, Trump reimbursed Cohen with a payment that the record says was it was for legal fees.
Prosecutors say this amounts to Trump falsifying business records, which is a criminal offense in New York.
Trump calls protests
Last Saturday, the former president of the United States, through your social network Truth Socialcalled on his supporters to go out and protest against the supposed decision of the Manhattan District Office, as he assured that none of the crimes of which he is accused can be proven.
“Protest: Let’s take back our nation!”, wrote.
This is not the first time that Trump has called on his supporters to take to the streets.
Earlier this year he also did it when he suspected that he might be arrested in one of the numerous criminal investigations against him in New York.
For months, Trump revealed his intentions to contend with the 2024 presidential election.
This could lead to the unprecedented situation in which Trump would be tried while campaigning in 2024. If elected, he would not have the power to pardon himself from the criminal charges.
In any case, Trump’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, told CNBC on Friday that he would turn himself in if he is charged.
If you refuse to go to New York voluntarily, prosecutors could ask to be extradited from Floridawhere you live now.