NYT's Maggie Haberman offers insight on Trump's case and possible arrest

NYT's Maggie Haberman offers insight on Trump's case and possible arrest
Former President Donald Trump speaking at the 2022 Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida (Gage Skidmore)

New York Times' Maggie Haberman is sharing details about former President Donald Trump's impending arrest.

Although the highly publicized arrest appears to be working in Trump's favor where Republicans are concerned, Haberman argues that it is still not something the former president is looking forward to.

On Sunday, March 19, Haberman appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" where she weighed in.

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“He’s very anxious about the prospect of being indicted for a couple of reasons," Haberman said. "Yes, two things can be true at once. He is aware that there are reasons to believe this could help him politically."

She added, "We have heard a lot about this this morning already. But he does not want to face getting arrested, which is what happens when you get indicted. You get fingerprinted, you get brought in, you have to ask for bail. None of that is something that he’s excited about.”

According to Haberman, Trump's campaign team is already working on political strategies to combat what could happen as a result of this debacle.

“While I know that his folks are suggesting this is a weak case, they don’t actually know what the evidence is,” Haberman said. “What it is is trivial compared to the other inquiries [in Georgia and on the federal level]. That doesn’t mean there won’t be a conviction, and they have to be mindful of that.”

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CNN's Jake Tapper also weighed in with a question for Haberman asking, "Does he have any concern about violence?”

The NYT journalist said, “No,” Haberman replied. “This is not something that he expresses enormous concern about to anyone. That doesn’t mean people around him are not concerned about what he’s saying about protest. And they are. Because as you know well, he is still under investigation. One of these inquiries by the Justice Department is about the events leading up to January 6th and his efforts to stay in power. And there have been lots of people, hundreds, arrested in connection with that attack on the Capitol.

“So this is not something he voices a lot of concern about, but it’s absolutely something folks in his world are mindful of, that will keep coming up, especially as he pushes this.”

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