Trump calls for indictment of DA Bragg, claiming he leaked charges illegally

Trump is set face arraignment on Tuesday in connection with the district attorney's case against him.

Published: April 3, 2023 9:19pm

Updated: April 3, 2023 10:31pm

Former President Donald Trump on Monday accused Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg of illegally leaking the details of the charges Trump will face at his Tuesday arraignment.

"Wow! District Attorney Bragg just illegally LEAKED the various points, and complete information, on the pathetic Indictment against me. I know the reporter and so, unfortunately, does he," Trump wrote on Truth Social. "This means that he MUST BE IMMEDIATELY INDICTED. Now, if he wants to really clean up his reputation, he will do the honorable thing and, as District Attorney, INDICT HIMSELF. He will go down in Judicial history, and his Trump Hating wife will be, I am sure, very proud of him!"

"D.A. BRAGG JUST ILLEGALLY LEAKED THE 33 points of Indictment. There are no changes or surprises from those he leaked days ago directly out of the Grand Jury. No Crime by Trump. What a MESS. Bragg should resign, NOW!" he said in a follow up post.

Trump's post follows the posting of details of the indictment by Yahoo News journalist Michael Isikoff, who did not identify his source. Trump will reportedly face 34 Class E felonies. He will not be handcuffed nor subjected to a mug shot, Isikoff's source said.

Trump is set face arraignment on Tuesday in connection with the district attorney's case against him. The case pertains to the 2016 payment of $130,000 to Stormy Daniels by Trump's then-personal attorney, Michael Cohen. 

The former president has fumed against the Bragg case, calling it a political witch hunt. Legal experts, meanwhile, have described the case as baseless while Republicans have rallied around the former president.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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