China News Network, March 3 Comprehensive report, former US President Trump predicted that he will be "arrested" on the 22st local time, and many parties in the United States have been waiting for it for days, especially on the 21st. Trump was revealed to be meeting with his team at Mar-a-Lago to discuss countermeasures.
However, the latest news said that at present, there is no indication whether Trump will be prosecuted. On the 22nd, the grand jury of the Manhattan Criminal Court will meet to continue discussing the case. It can be seen that even if he is not "arrested" on the 21st as he expected, the possibility of Trump being criminally prosecuted in the future has not been ruled out.
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Discuss countermeasures Trump and his team gathered at Mar-a-Lago
According to a CBS report on the 21st, while waiting for imminent potential criminal prosecution, multiple sources close to Trump revealed that Trump is meeting with his team at Mar-a-Lago estate, including his lawyers and senior advisers to the campaign, to discuss countermeasures.
Trump posted on social media on the 18th, saying that he was expected to be arrested on the 21st, calling on supporters to protest. Trump did not release details about the allegations.
But multiple US media reported that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has been investigating whether Trump has violated the law. Trump may be charged by New York prosecutors in the near future for allegedly paying "hush money" to American "star" Daniels.
Daniels previously identified Trump as having an affair with her in 2006 and paying her $2016,13 through a lawyer during the <> election for not being exposed. Trump vehemently denies this.
CBS reported that sources close to Trump revealed that Trump is likely to fly from Mar-a-Lago to New York to "turn himself in" if the indictment is announced. One of Mr. Trump's advisers said he was considering issuing a statement in Manhattan criminal court before turning himself in.
CBS also disclosed that since last week, Trump's team has been planning to push heavily into public relations efforts and add more headcount.
Still, some of Trump's advisers also said they believe the Manhattan investigation and potential prosecution could help Trump strengthen his voter base politically, noting that most of Trump's internal Republican rivals in the 2024 election also denounced the investigation as "politically motivated."
Setting up roadblocks and increasing police forces have been set up in the United States from all sides
Out of concern about the recurrence of the Capitol riot, in recent days, many parties in the United States have been waiting to prevent Trump supporters from launching violent protests.
According to sources, the U.S. Secret Service is coordinating security plans with the NYPD. Workers also set up barricades around the Manhattan courthouse in New York.
Posts on social media show that some groups appear to be organizing some small protests. As early as the 19th, a small number of pro-Trump demonstrators launched demonstrations and said that once Trump was indicted, more people would be led to participate in the protest on the 21st.
Fox News reported that in addition to the New York police, the Capitol Hill police in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, are also preparing for possible public order chaos on the 21st, including setting up barricades and increasing police forces.
On the 21st, just as the New York police were strengthening security, many departments of the city, including the court, suffered "bomb threats", but they were all confirmed to be "unfounded reports". Adams, the mayor of New York City, said the NYPD was doing its normal duty to ensure there was no misconduct in the city and that he was "confident" that he was ready to respond to any protests.
ABC said that at this time, there is no indication whether Trump will be prosecuted. On the 22nd, the grand jury of the Manhattan Criminal Court will meet to continue discussing the case.