Donald Trump is predicting his arrest and calling for protests to "take our nation back" after news reports suggested that he could face criminal charges.
Law enforcement agencies are reportedly preparing for the possibility of his indictment in relation to the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels.
Trump made the comments on his social media platform, Truth Social, without providing any clear basis for his expected arrest.
It's unclear whether he has been informed of an impending indictment or is speculating based on news coverage.
In a separate development, a federal judge has ordered Donald Trump's attorney to give evidence before a grand jury regarding conversations he had with the former president relating to classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.
The ruling pierces attorney-client privilege that the pair would have otherwise been protected by.
Sources differ in their characterizations of the situation.
The Independent reports that law enforcement agencies are preparing for the possibility of Trump's indictment, while a spokesperson for Trump has stated that there has been no notification of an arrest or charges, other than "illegal leaks" to news outlets.
NBC News reports that law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels are preparing for a potential indictment.
Meanwhile, in a sign that Trump's campaign is worried about a possible indictment, they released a statement attacking the Manhattan DA's office.
The Politico describes Trump's call on his supporters to protest and "take our nation back" as he girds himself for a potential criminal charge over his handling of a hush money payment.
A spokesperson for the Manhattan district attorney declined to comment on the matter.