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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Saturday said he is directing House committees to investigate whether federal funds are being used for "politically motivated prosecutions" amid reports that former President Donald Trump could be indicted as early as next week.
"Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump," McCarthy tweeted.
McCarthy was reacting to indications that the Manhattan District Attorney's office is potentially preparing to issue an indictment for alleged hush money payments Trump made as a presidential candidate in 2016.
A court source told Fox News that the office has requested a meeting with law enforcement. The meeting is to "discuss logistics for some time next week, which would mean that they are anticipating an indictment next week," the source familiar with the planning said.
Trump said on Saturday on Truth Social that he will be "arrested on Tuesday."
The potential indictment stems from the lengthy investigation surrounding Trump's alleged payment of "hush money" to porn actress Stormy Daniels. Toward the end of the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump's then-lawyer Michael Cohen sent $130,000 to Daniels to prevent her from disclosing a 2006 affair with Trump. Trump, who denies the affair, reimbursed Cohen through installments. The office, led by DA Alvin Bragg, has been investigating the hush money scandal — which took place in 2016 — for the past five years.
Reached for comment Friday, the Manhattan District Attorney's office would neither "confirm or comment" on the impending indictment.... (Read more)