Tuesday, March 21, 2023 – Midtown Manhattan
By APB Staff Writer
The New York Police Department is calling upon all 36,000 members of the force to be assigned posts throughout the city this week with the possibility that former U.S. president Donald Trump could be indicted and arrested by the Manhattan District Attorney.
At Trump Tower today, the media and tourists outnumbered the protesters with the NYPD keeping a close watch. An indictment of Trump, who is seeking the White House again in 2024, would be an unprecedented moment in American history, the first criminal case against a former U.S. president.
The NYPD, Secret Service and the FBI are preparing for protests and the possibility of violence after Trump called on his supporters to protest ahead of a possible indictment.
In the final weeks of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump’s lawyer tried to buy the silence of a porn actress who said she had a sexual encounter with the Republican during his days as a reality TV star.
More than six years later, New York prosecutors appear to be close to deciding whether Trump should face charges in connection with that payoff, in what could become the first criminal case ever brought against a former president.
Last week, Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen testified before a Manhattan grand jury investigating hush money payments made on the former president’s behalf.