Donald Trump will surrender and face criminal charges if he is indicted by a a Manhattan grand jury, his lawyer Joseph Tacopina said Friday evening. The former US President is under investigation in the hush money case involving adult film actor Stormy Daniels.

Tacopina said that ‘federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are preparing security arrangements for the possibility that Trump will be indicted as early as next week’.

“Will follow normal procedures if it gets to that point,” the lawyer told CNBC.

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If Trump is indicted in New York, Trump can be arrested and face formal charges.

“An indictment means the grand jury filed charges against the defendant. Regardless of how the state moves forth with filing charges, the results are the same for the defendant: an arrest and formal charges,” states.

Fox News, quoting sources, reported on Friday that Donald Trump will be arrested as soon as next week.

“The Manhattan DA’s office has asked for a meeting with law enforcement ahead of a potential Trump indictment,” Fox reported. “This is coming to Fox News from a source in the courts.”

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“The Manhattan DA’s office has asked for a meeting with law enforcement ahead of a potential Trump indictment,” Fox reported citing some sources in the court.

The subject of investigation is whether Trump made a $130,000 payment to Daniels ahead of his successful 2016 presidential run. Prosecutors said that the money was given to keep Daniels silent about a long-denied affair.

The former US president has denied knowing anything about the payments, allegedly made through his attorney. Though Trump’s now attorney has stated that Trump could not have publicly said that he knew about the payments, even if he did if it was a settlement that came with a mandate not to disclose those terms. 

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Joseph Tacopina, Trump’s current attorney, confirmed that he received an invitation on Thursday from Manhattan District Attorney Alvain Bragg’s office. He said that he believed prosecutors had not yet made a decision on whether Trump will be charged. Daniels previously was ordered to pay Trump $300,000 in legal fees after a federal court rejected a defamation case brought by her against Trump.