Nancy and Paul Pelosi arrive at their hotel in New York
EXCLUSIVE: A front row seat to the Trump arrest? Nancy and Paul Pelosi arrive at their hotel in New York as indictment of former President looms over city
- Nancy and Paul Pelosi spotted in New York City on Monday
- Former Speaker scheduled to speak at a WSJ forum at Lincoln Center on Tuesday
- Pelosi’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment
Nancy and Paul Pelosi arrived in New York City on Monday, the day before Donald Trump claimed the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg would issue an indictment against the former president.
The Speaker Emerita and her husband arrived in a bevy of SUVs surrounded by federal marshals who still provide protection even though she stepped down from the Democratic leadership. Congress extended her security detail for a year following the near-fatal attack against Paul Pelosi in their San Francisco home by an assailant looking for the then-Speaker.
On Tuesday, Pelosi is scheduled to appear at the Wall Street Journal forum at the Lincoln Center.
Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond to Dailymail.com’s request for comment.
Nancy Pelosi was spotted in New York City on Monday. She’s in town as part of a Wall Street Journal forum at Lincoln Center on Tuesday
The couple was in Washington D.C. over the weekend as the former House speaker attended a Women’s History Month event at Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence on Saturday and the Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, according to posts on social media.
They arrived in New York as the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg signaled an indictment for the former president is imminent but not communicated any timeline to Trump’s lawyers, according to the New York Times.
Trump, on Saturday, claimed he would be arrested on Tuesday, although officials have not confirmed that date as the grand jury must still hear the testimony of one remaining witness.
New York police began installing barriers around the Manhattan court complex on Monday morning, where Trump is expected to surrender.
The former president faces criminal charges for $130,000 in payments his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, sent to porn star Stormy Daniels toward the end of his 2016 campaign. Prosecutors claim that Trump’s company ‘falsely accounted’ for the monthly payments to Daniels as legal expenses claiming a non-existent retainer agreement with Cohen.
Cohen served jail time after pleading guilty in two criminal cases, one of which included using campaign finances about Daniels and another woman who allegedly had an affair with Trump.
Trump’s former personal attorney said he had been acting at his command and that the payoffs were supposed to keep the affair stories out of public knowledge before the 2016 election. Trump has admitted to reimbursing Cohen however, he’s denied having an affair.
He since issued a rallying call for his supporters to protest the matter.
Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump were bitter enemies while he was president – he called her ‘Crazy Nancy’ while she questioned his mental capacity to be president.
Donald Trump said Monday morning that the statute of limitations has already passed for charges he is expecting in the Stormy Daniels case, as his ally prepared to appear before the grand jury
Paul Pelosi was with Nancy Pelosi in New York
Nancy Pelosi is helped out of her SUV by her security
She stepped down as leader of the House Democrats after the 2022 election but was awarded the honorary title of speaker emerita.
And she has shown her unencumbered side now that she’s no longer a party leader.
‘I’m emancipated now!,’ she told the Los Angeles Times. ‘Liberated! Freedom! Free at last!’
The Times previewed her post-speaker life, including details like she eats ice cream for breakfast, a hot dog for lunch and is trying to dance more.
Additionally, she told the paper: ‘I’m writing a book.’
She didn’t offer details about what it was about or when it was coming out.
During her lunch with the LA Times reporter, she was careful not to say Trump’s name. And when it accidentally slipped out, she instructed him. ‘Don’t write that down. Just say she burped.’
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