Trump ‘very worried’ about possible indictment: Haberman

  • Donald Trump is “very anxious about being indicted,” said Maggie Haberman of The New York Times.
  • Trump isn’t “excited” about being arrested, fingerprinted or asking for bail, Haberman said.
  • He told Truth Social that he expects to be “arrested” next week as part of the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation.

Former President Donald Trump is “very concerned” about a possible indictment in one of the many investigations against him, New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman has said.

Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Haberman said Trump remains unnerved by the potential indictment even as he begins fundraising.

“He’s very anxious about being indicted for a number of reasons,” Haberman said after Tapper asked what was going on behind the scenes in Trump’s world. “He is aware that there are reasons to believe it could help him politically. We have already heard a lot this morning. But he does not want to risk being arrested, which happens when you are charged. be brought in. You have to ask for bail. None of this is something that turns him on.

Trump predicted on Saturday that he would be “arrested” on Tuesday as part of the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation into the silent $130,000 payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. Trump’s attorneys said they had not received information from the district attorney confirming Trump’s claims and that he was basing them “on press reports,” Insider previously reported.

In a series of posts on Truth Social, Trump called on his supporters to “protest” and “take back our nation”, referring to himself as the “FIRST REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE” in the 2024 presidential race.

On the offensive, Trump and his team also launched a number of attacks on Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, a Democrat.

“He and his friends, his political friends, are preparing for a huge political blitz to push back against the Manhattan District Attorney,” Haberman said of Trump. “You saw this start yesterday, although I don’t think his posts on Truth Social yesterday morning calling for protests were part of a grand plan. He did, and a bunch of his aides were surprised by it. .”

Trump claimed in an article on Truth Social on Sunday that “the Biden administration, Democrats and fake media have started pushing” Bragg on the case. According to Haberman’s reporting, Trump’s team is trying to link Biden to the Manhattan case, alleging a cloud of political corruption during the investigation.

Trump also faces investigations in Georgia and two from the federal government. On CNN on Sunday, Haberman said there could be “potentially multiple indictments” as Trump runs for president in 2024.

“We’re talking about an indictment in Georgia that could happen in the coming months. We’re talking about indictments from the federal government in the coming months,” Haberman said. “That becomes a lot of cargo to haul in a presidential race.”


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