Republicans wince at Donald Trump’s call to protest ahead of possible indictment

Republicans are weary of calls for protests from Donald Trump as the former president believes he will be arrested this week in connection with a years-long silent payment to a porn star.

Mr. Trump called on his supporters to protest and “take back our nation!” prompting warnings of caution on Sunday from prominent conservatives who say they don’t want a similar repeat of the violent attack on the US Capitol.

“If someone is calling a protest, you always want to make sure they’re peaceful. We don’t want history to repeat itself too negatively,” New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “It’s going to be a bit of a political circus.”

Former Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn called himself “anti-protest”.

“I’m anti-protest, so I don’t think we should protest anything,” he said on CBS’ “Face The Nation.”

“I hope America has learned from what’s happened in the past and I hope whatever happens next week we just have a series of very peaceful events,” he said. he declares.

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New York City is bracing for a potential uproar following the Manhattan prosecutor’s investigation into whether Mr Trump may have violated financial laws by paying porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to that she keep quiet ahead of the 2016 election over a reported extramarital affair.

The ex-president said he expected to be charged, but it’s unclear what prompted him to conclude.

Meanwhile, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, is keeping a low profile except to say he “will not tolerate any attempts by our office to intimidate or threaten the rule of law in New York City.” .

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the episode represents a political “circus”.

“The circus continues. He only profits and succeeds well in chaos and turmoil. So he wants to create chaos and turmoil as he pleases. He doesn’t want anybody else’s terms… he wants it on his terms,” Mr. Christie, a Republican, said on ABC’s “This Week” program. “But look at the end. Being charged never helps anyone.

Anthony Cole, a former Justice Department official, called Mr Trump’s remarks during an appearance on MSNBC an attempt to “intimidate local prosecutors” and “poison” the panel of jurors.

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