Trump: Trump will be re-elected in landslide victory, if arrested: Elon Musk – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Billionaire and Twitter Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk claimed that former US President Donald Trump could be re-elected in a “landing victory” if arrested.
In response to news reports that Trump would be indicted next week, Musk tweeted, “If this happens, Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory.”
It should be noted that Twitter’s CEO said this in response to a Fox News report that Trump might be “handcuffed.”
Earlier, Trump claimed on Saturday that “he will be arrested next Tuesday” as part of a years-long investigation into a hush money scheme. He also asked his supporters to protest the move, CNN reported.
“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!” he thundered in an all caps message to his followers on Truth Social, his social media platform on Saturday (local time)
Meetings have been held all week between New York City city, state and federal law enforcement agencies on how to prepare for a possible indictment against Trump in connection with a years-long investigation into a hush money scheme involving adult film actress Stormy Daniels, according to CNN.
Any charges against the former president, who is running for re-election in 2024, would be a historic first and quickly change the political conversation surrounding an already divisive figure. While Trump has an extensive history of civil litigation both before and after taking office, a criminal indictment would dramatically escalate his legal woes as he works to retake the White House.
Meanwhile, Trump has not specified what he was told about an indictment and possible charges, but his legal team has anticipated that will happen soon and is preparing behind the scenes for next steps, CNN reported.
The former president is expected to present himself in Manhattan after the formal indictment and has expressed interest in giving a speech afterwards, but whether he eventually does so remains to be seen.
A campaign spokesperson said in a statement that “no notice” had been given to Trump, other than “illegal leaks” by prosecutors to news outlets.
Trump’s call for protests roused his supporters ahead of January 6, 2021, when he used social media to invite crowds as Congress prepared to certify the Electoral College count in favor of Joe Biden.
Trump urged his supporters to then march on Capitol Hill, where many stormed the building, forced lawmakers to flee and temporarily suspended proceedings.
Trump’s claim that he will be arrested could be a way for him to scramble the prosecutors’ timeline, as there were already reports that law enforcement was preparing for such an event next week, CNN reported.
An impeachment against Trump would be unprecedented in American history. Richard Nixon faced possible criminal charges related to the Watergate scandal after he stepped down from office in 1974, but was pardoned by his successor, President Gerald Ford.

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