NYT reporter Maggie Haberman says Trump is “very worried” about a possible indictment because he “doesn’t want to be arrested.”

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Hilton Anatole on August 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference August 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.Brandon Bell/Getty Images

  • Donald Trump is “very concerned about the prospect of being impeached,” said Maggie Haberman of the New York Times.

  • Trump is not “excited” about being arrested, fingerprinted or asked for bail, Haberman said.

  • He said on Truth Social that he expects to be “arrested” next week as part of the Manhattan DA’s investigation.

Ex-President Donald Trump is “very concerned” about a possible indictment in one of several investigations against him, said Maggie Haberman, correspondent for the New York Times.

Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Haberman said Trump remains unsettled by the possible indictment, even as he begins fundraising.

“He’s very concerned about the prospect of being indicted for a number of reasons,” Haberman said after Tapper asked what’s happening behind the scenes in Trump’s world. “He is aware that there are reasons to believe that this could help him politically. We heard a lot about it this morning. But he doesn’t want to expect to be arrested, which is what happens when you’re charged. You will be fingerprinted. You have to ask for a deposit. None of this is something he’s excited about.

Trump predicted on Saturday that he would be “arrested” Tuesday as part of the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation into the $130,000 hush-money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. Trump’s attorneys said they received no information from the district attorney’s office that corroborated Trump’s claims and that he based them “on press reports,” Insider previously reported.

In a series of posts on Truth Social, Trump urged his supporters to “protest” and “take back our nation,” and billed himself as the “LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE” in the 2024 presidential campaign.

On the offensive, Trump and his associates have also launched a series of attacks on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat.

“He and his people, his political people, are preparing for a major political blitz to push back the Manhattan district attorney,” Haberman said of Trump. “You saw yesterday that beginning begin, although I don’t think his posts on Truth Social yesterday morning calling for protests were part of a grand scheme. He did it and a bunch of his helpers were surprised.”

Trump claimed in a post on Truth Social Sunday that the “Biden administration, the Democrats and the fake news media have begun” pushing Bragg on the case. According to Haberman’s report, Trump’s team is trying to link Biden to the Manhattan case and claims to have a cloud of political corruption over the investigation.

Trump also faces investigations in Georgia and two by the federal government. Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Haberman said there could be “potentially multiple indictments” if Trump runs his 2024 presidential bid.

“We are talking about a possible indictment in Georgia in the coming months. We are discussing federal indictments in the coming months,” Haberman said. “That’s going to be a lot of cargo to carry in a presidential race.”

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