A US media report says Donald Trump could be indicted by a grand jury in a New York case within hours.
Trump indictment on Monday or Wednesday: media report
Former US president Donald Trump is expected to be indicted by a grand jury late on Monday or on Wednesday in a hush payments case involving a porn star, Politico reports, citing three unidentified people involved in the deliberations.
Law enforcement officials were stepping up security around the Manhattan courthouse where the charges would be filed, with workers erecting new security fencing after Trump over the weekend called on his supporters to protest any indictment.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office has been investigating a $US130,000 ($A194,574) hush payment made by Michael Cohen, Trump’s estranged former fixer, to porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign.
A case would be a historic first as no current or former US president has ever been criminally charged.