Is Trump going to be arrested? Answers to questions about the former president's legal troubles

Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Political News

Former President Donald Trump set an unenviable record while occupying the White House, becoming the first president to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives.

His legal troubles have only mounted since then.

On Saturday, Trump said on his social media network Truth Social that he will be arrested Tuesday in connection with a case brought by Manhattan Dist. Atty. Alvin Bragg. The former president cited "illegal leaks" out of Bragg's office as the source of his information; his attorney later said there's been no formal notice from the prosecutor, and Bragg declined to comment.

Bragg has been presenting a criminal case against Trump to a grand jury in Manhattan, which met Monday to hear from a witness offered by Trump's attorneys — a sign that the jury's work is almost done and that an indictment could be imminent. Trump has declined an invitation to testify.

That's just one of several legal cases Trump is facing. Here's a rundown of what's happening now, as well as other looming problems for the former president.

Why are New York City prosecutors investigating Trump?


Because Trump was accused of violating state law while in New York in 2016, when he was running for president.

One of Trump's former attorneys, Michael Cohen, admitted in federal court that he paid $130,000 to a porn star, Stormy Daniels, shortly before the 2016 election to keep her from talking about an affair she says she had with Trump. Cohen also admitted in court papers that Trump's New York City-based real estate business reimbursed him the following year but disguised the payments as a large monthly retainer.

Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels and paying her to stay quiet. One of his lawyers has accused her of extorting money from him.

Is there a statute of limitations?


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