As prosecutors in New York signal that Donald J. Trump could become the first former American president to be indicted, law enforcement agencies are preparing for a possible indictment as early as next week. This would be historic move, but the New York County district attorney's case is full of holes and rife with risks.
The Trump campaign has blasted the Manhattan District Attorney's office, calling it a "witch hunt" and warning of potential political repercussions if an indictment is issued. Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer and fixer, believes an indictment against Trump in connection with hush-money payments is "imminent". Stormy Daniels, who had an affair with Trump, has also spoken to prosecutors at their request.
The possibility of a Trump indictment has been met with mixed reactions from both sides of the aisle. Some argue that it would be a necessary step towards justice while others believe that this "witch-hunt" would only boost his 2024 presidential campaign by increasing donations from supporters who view him as a victim of political persecution.
No matter what happens, this situation will have major implications for the future of American politics and could inject chaos into the 2024 presidential campaign. It remains to be seen how things will play out in the coming weeks but one thing is certain: The world will be watching closely.