On Monday, President Donald Trump said that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg should himself be indicted for illegally leaking the specifics of the charges against the former president.
As reported by Just The News, President Trump made a post on his Truth Social website declaring that “District Attorney Bragg just illegally LEAKED the various points, and complete information, on the pathetic Indictment against me. I know the reporter and so, unfortunately, does he.”
The journalist to which Trump was referring is Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff, who reported that the former president will face 34 Class E felonies in the grand jury indictment against him. Isikoff, who refused to name his source, also said that President Trump will not be placed in handcuffs or forced to take a mugshot.
“This means that he MUST BE IMMEDIATELY INDICTED,” Trump continued. “Now, if he wants to really clean up his reputation, he will do the honorable thing and, as District Attorney, INDICT HIMSELF. He will go down in Judicial history, and his Trump Hating wife will be, I am sure, very proud of him!”
In a follow-up post, Trump added “D.A. BRAGG JUST ILLEGALLY LEAKED THE 33 points of Indictment. There are no changes or surprises from those he leaked days ago directly out of the Grand Jury. No Crime by Trump. What a MESS. Bragg should resign, NOW!”
The former president’s arraignment will take place on Tuesday. At the heart of the case is the claim that President Trump paid approximately $130,000 to adult film star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet about an alleged affair between the two of them. The case has overwhelmingly been described by legal experts as extremely weak, subject to multiple statute of limitations expirations, and so groundless that even Bragg’s predecessor, Cyrus Vance Jr., refused to pursue it.