Trending Now: Pelosi And Other Democratic Leaders Are Calling Donald Trump’s Arrest Warning As “Reckless” And Accused Him Of Inciting “Unrest”
Rep. Nancy Pelosi called out former President Donald Trump on Saturday, calling his statement that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday “reckless.” She also accused him of inciting violence.
“The former president’s announcement this morning is reckless: doing so to keep himself in the news & to foment unrest among his supporters,” tweeted Pelosi.
“He cannot hide from his violations of the law, disrespect for our elections and incitements to violence. Rightfully, our legal system will decide how to hold him accountable.”
Pelosi’s tweets came after Trump announced that he anticipates his arrest on Tuesday. This is amid reports that the Manhattan district attorney’s office is preparing to issue an indictment for alleged hush money payments that Trump made as a presidential candidate in 2016.
Trump posted this from his Truth Social account:
“NOW ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE, WHICH HAS ALLOWED NEW RECORDS TO BE SET IN VIOLENT CRIME & WHOSE LEADER IS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS, INDICATE THAT, WITH NO CRIME BEING ABLE TO BE PROVEN, & BASED ON AN OLD & FULLY DEBUNKED (BY NUMEROUS OTHER PROSECUTORS!) FAIRYTALE, THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!, [sic]”
In Pelosi’s tweets, she hinted at the potential for an indictment against Trump.
“Whatever the Grand Jury decides,” wrote Pelosi, “its consideration makes clear: no one is above the law, not even a former President of the United States.”
Of course, Pelosi was joined by a chorus of Democrats commenting on Trump’s statements.
House Democrat, rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) joined in against Trump.
“We live in a democracy,” wrote Jeffries.
“Right-wing extremists who fan the flames of political violence with inflammatory rhetoric are not fit to serve. American values over autocracy.”
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office will reportedly meet with law enforcement officials to discuss logistics for some time this week, regarding a potential indictment. This all stems from a years-long investigation into Trump’s alleged “hush money” scandal involving porn star Stormy Daniels.
Fox News reported:
In the final weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump’s then-lawyer Michael Cohen sent $130,000 to Daniels to prevent her from disclosing her alleged 2006 affair with Trump, who has denied the affair. Trump subsequently reimbursed Cohen.
Charges that prosecutors may bring against Trump are expected to relate to the false recording of the reimbursements in his company’s internal records as “legal expenses.”
It’s also been widely speculated that Trump could be charged with violating campaign finance laws by arranging the payments to buy Daniels’ silence weeks before the 2016 election. However, some experts have questioned the legal reasoning behind such a charge.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) aimed his sights at House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for saying he’s directing House committees to investigate whether federal funds are being used for “politically motivated prosecutions” amid reports that Trump could be indicted this week.
“Here we go again: Kevin McCarthy once again playing the part of criminal defense counsel to shield Trump from accountability,” tweeted Schiff.
“Heedless of the consequences to the country, he stirs the pot, and calls for an investigation of the investigators. It’s all part of Trump’s playbook.”