Former US President Donald Trump says he is expecting to be arrested on Tuesday in a case about alleged hush money paid to an ex-porn star.
Mr Trump called on his supporters to protest against such a move in a post on his Truth Social platform.
“Illegal leaks from a corrupt & highly political Manhattan district attorney’s office … indicate that, with no crime being able to be proven … the far & away leading Republican candidate & former president of the United States of America, will be arrested on Tuesday of next week,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
“Protest, take our nation back!” said Trump, whose supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, to try to overturn his 2020 presidential election defeat.
One of Mr Trump’s lawyers said his claim was based on media reports that he could be indicted next week.
If Mr Trump is indicted, it would be the first criminal case ever brought against a former US president.