Former President Donald Trump remained defiant despite plans that he will be indicted this week in New York.
Trump played golf over the weekend as he continued to call the case a political attack against him.
Shocked and defiant: How Trump is responding to unprecedented indictment https://t.co/hWW8cXpBbM
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 2, 2023
"Trump — who played golf at his Palm Beach estate Friday, with plans to play again over the weekend — is expected to fly to New York on midday Monday. He will spend the night at his Trump Tower home before surrendering himself in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday," the Washington Post reported.
“He’ll do Trump,” said David Urban, a longtime Trump adviser who is not working on his 2024 campaign. “He’ll show up. He’ll be indignant," it added.
If there's been a crime committed in Manhattan, it occurred when District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office leaked the grand jury indictment of former President Donald Trump, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said.https://t.co/gmPg6P1HRW pic.twitter.com/K0sqxqJGuH
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) April 3, 2023
Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz says the real crime was the leak of the grand jury indictment.
"The leaking of a grand jury indictment is a felony in New York, and it was obviously not leaked by the Trump team," Dershowitz said on Newsmax's "National Report." "They were taken by surprise, so it almost certainly was a leak done by either somebody in Bragg's office or somebody who was connected with the grand jury."
"Bragg's office is trying to present a case consistent with his campaign promise to 'get Trump,' said Dershowitz, noting that he titled his latest book "Get Trump" because of the campaign promises of Bragg and New York Attorney General Letitia James to go after the former president," it added.
Here's my article on the Trump indictment. Am warning everyone in advance - they're gonna try to hit us hard with red herrings and irrelevant technicalities, be prepared. The Frightening Precedent of Indicting an Innocent Former President https://t.co/G1aFEIY2Ct
— Rachel Alexander (@Rach_IC) April 3, 2023
The ongoing case against Trump over alleged hush money to Stormy Daniels in response to an affair a decade earlier has continued to grow.
The indictment also seeks to upset the former president's comeback bid for office in 2024 as Trump becomes the first former president to be indicted for a crime.
Some believe the indictment will help propel Trump to a White House win as Americans side with him against the overreach of the New York grand jury.
Whatever the outcome, Trump remains defiant as he faces potential crimes following his time leading the nation and seeking to lead it again.