This Tuesday, March 20th, former U.S. President Donald Trump announced on social media that he expects to be arrested in relation to a 2016 hush-money payment to a porn star. In response, law enforcement agencies throughout New York have been preparing for the possibility of the former president being criminally charged. Trump's lawyer Joseph Tacopina has not been informed of any developments or plans for the former president's arrest.
U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has publicly expressed his support for Trump and called for an investigation into whether federal funds are being used to interfere in elections with politically motivated prosecutions. The Manhattan District Attorney's office has declined to comment on the situation.
At this time, it remains unclear whether or not the former president will be arrested. It is also unknown what charges, if any, Trump may face in relation to the hush-money payment. Neither the Manhattan District Attorney's office nor Trump's lawyer have provided any further information on the matter. It is likely that any further developments in the case will be revealed in the weeks to come.