Former President Donald Trump is telling supporters he expects to be reinstated by August, according to a New York Times reporter.
Maggie Haberman responded to a tweet by CNN reporter Donnie O'Sullivan on Tuesday, which said Trump supporters have been talking about a "Myanmar-style" coup for months.
Haberman replied Trump has been telling "a number of people" he expects he'll be reinstated by August.
"This isn't happening in a vacuum. It's happening as he faced the possibility of an indictment from the Manhattan [district attorney]," she wrote.
A grand jury has been convened by the district attorney to decide if Trump should be indicted on criminal charges in relation to his business dealings, reports The Washington Post.
The jury will meet three days a week for the next six months to review the criminal probe into Trump and others in the Trump organisation.
It's an indication the DA suspects either Trump or someone in his organisation has committed a crime.
In a press release on Tuesday, Trump called the grand jury just "a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history".
"Our Country is broken, our elections are rigged, corrupt, and stolen, our prosecutors are politicized, and I will just have to keep on fighting like I have been for the last five years!"
Trump continuously claimed the election he lost to President Joe Biden was rigged - despite there being no evidence it was.
Biden won the 2020 election with 306 Electoral College votes - more than the 270 required - to Trump's 232.