The Manhattan DA v. Trump case would have to be “strong” to warrant an “unprecedented” arrest, Kelly says
after the previous President Donald Trump Claims to be preparing to arrest him this week, Sen. Mark Kelly, of Arizona, said Sunday that prosecutors must have a strong case to justify the “unprecedented” arrest of a former president.
Addressing the situation on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Kelly called it “very important” for Manhattan Attorney General Alvin Bragg to look “thoroughly” the case before indicting Trump, adding that “no one is above the law.” in the United States.
“You know, I hope that if they press charges they have a strong case, because, as I said, this is unprecedented,” the former astronaut said. “And, you know, there are definitely, you know, risks involved here. But again, nobody in our nation is above the law or should be.”
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is reportedly preparing to release a dossier An indictment regarding alleged hush money Payments made by Trump as a presidential candidate in 2016.
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Trump claimed on his Truth Social post Saturday morning that he expected to be arrested Tuesday, writing in part, “Protest, take back our home!”
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Asked if law enforcement should be concerned that Trump’s remarks could lead to deadly violence, Kelly said authorities should “watch out” for any protests that unfold.
“But the president’s supporters have them First Amendment rights Kelly said they should be able to do so peacefully. I think it’s going to be important for law enforcement to, you know, take care of the protests and make sure that they don’t amount to violence.
In an internal email after Trump’s remarks, Bragg said law enforcement would ensure the 1,600 people who work in his office remain safe, and that “any identified or credible threats” would be investigated.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.