"Protest, take back our nation!" Donald Trump assured Saturday on his social network Truth Social that he would be "arrested" Tuesday and called for demonstrations. "The Republican Party candidate far ahead and former president of the United States of America will be arrested on Tuesday of next week," Trump wrote in capital letters.

New York prosecutors investigating the American billionaire heard from former porn star Stormy Daniels on Wednesday. The former president is suspected of paying her bribes to keep her silent just before the 2016 election. Donald Trump evoked a "leak" from the prosecutor's office of the State of New York, for the district of Manhattan.

A first

This case could earn Donald Trump, 76, also targeted in other court cases, to become the first former US president to be criminally charged. That could complicate his race for the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election.

The case erupted in 2018 when Stormy Daniels claimed to have had sex with Donald Trump a dozen years ago. Donald Trump has denied any affair with Stormy Daniels.

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