Former Trump White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has stated that he believed that an indictment for former President Donald Trump is “inevitable,” regarding the Manhattan district attorney’s probe. However, he stated that he did not know how the possible arrest was going to end up going.
During an interview with CNN on Thursday, Mulvaney said that he believed that Trump would be indicted, and he said that there are a number of reasons for this, including the timing of the case. He continued to say that he did not understand whether or not there would be an “arrest” or whether Trump was going to “surrender” on his own.
The Manhattan DA has been looking into the $130,000 hush money payment allegedly made on Donald Trump’s behalf to adult film star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 election. This past weekend Trump took to Truth Social to state that he expected to be arrested in connection to the case on Tuesday. However, there had not yet been any decision or announcement about his potential indictment.
Trump and his allies have claimed that the probe by the Manhattan DA, Alvin Bragg (D) is politically motivated. House Republicans also sent a letter to Bragg asking him to testify in Congress as well as hand over a number of documents and communications relating to this case.
Mulvaney, who served as acting chief of staff for Trump from 2019 to 2020, has said that if Trump is indicted then both political parties will need to focus on how to move forward, as some have argued that a potential arrest could help boost Trump’s publicity ahead of the 2024 presidential election.