Donald Trump reacted angrily after details of his indictment were ‘illegally’ leaked, and he demanded that Manhattan’s district attorney resign as a result.
Trump, who is staying at Trump Tower in New York City ahead of today’s historic arraignment, has asked the New York County District Attorney to charge him with perjury after allegedly passing the indictment plans to Yahoo journalist Michael Isikoff, whom Trump has also attacked.
According to the new report, Trump will face a total of 34 felonies. It also described the charges in detail, which will be officially unsealed on Tuesday. Some of its contents were already known, but Trump used it to blast the historic criminal charges that forced him to fly to his former hometown to surrender to authorities.
Trump, 76, will not be photographed, handcuffed, or placed in a jail cell following his court appearance, according to Yahoo.
In his damning post, the former president wrote on his Truth Social: ‘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.
‘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!’
Trump continued attacking Bragg and demanding he resigns.
‘D.A. BRAGG JUST ILLEGALLY LEAKED THE 33 points of Indictment,’ the 76-year-old said.
‘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!’
The blasts came as Trump’s team said he had raised $8 million since news of the indictment first broke last week. He has previously attacked the judge overseeing the case, claiming he ‘hates’ him, having overseen a separate civil Trump Organization case.
Trump has for several days been attacking Bragg’s wife of 20 years, Jamila Ponton-Bragg, and accusing her of being a driving force in her husband’s decision to press charges.
‘In March 2022 – BEFORE Manhattan grand jury began hearing evidence — DA Alvin Bragg’s wife Jamila retweeted a report that claimed that her husband “has Trump nailed on felonies,”‘ Trump wrote on Truth Social last week.
Jamila Bragg has since made her Twitter account private.