“We will discuss how to impeach Trump,” the person involved in the planning said. “No decision has been made yet.” New York Mayor Eric Adams called the preparations routine.
The case would set a historic precedent, as no US president, in office or since leaving office, has ever been criminally charged. Trump is currently seeking the Republican nomination to run again in 2024.
If indicted, the 76-year-old Republican will become the first ex-president to sit on the bench of justice, which is interpreted by his supporters as an attempt by Democrats to prevent him from running for re-election in 2024.
Trump has denied there was an affair and has called the investigation by Bragg, a Democrat, a witch hunt.
The former president, whose supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, to overturn his defeat in the 2020 election, said Saturday that he expected to be arrested Tuesday and called for protests.
NBC News reported that all New York police officers have been ordered to wear their uniform and prepare for deployment starting Tuesday.
“Although you will see an increased police presence in all five boroughs, there are currently no credible threats to New York City,” a police spokesman said in a statement.
Trump called for massive protests last weekend if he is indicted, though only a handful of the billionaire’s supporters have so far turned out in New York.
This Tuesday there were a handful of protesters in front of the court.
Legal experts assure that it will not be easy to prove the crime of which the former president is accused.
“Our enemies are desperate to stop us because they know we are the only ones who can stop them,” Trump said in a video posted on his Truth Social platform on Tuesday.
The tycoon is the subject of several criminal investigations at both the state and federal levels that could threaten his new run for the White House, including his attempts to reverse his loss in the 2020 election in the state of Georgia.
With information from AFP and Reuters