Once again, Donald Trump has forced the political world to flinch, and it has infuriated the Democrats who continue to seek his demise.
Several days ago, Trump suggested that he would be arrested in Manhattan, as a result of the local grand jury’s investigation into alleged hush money payments made to former adult film star Stormy Daniels. That sentence alone should have been enough to tip us off as to the flimsiness of the case, (just like when they told us that the “Make America Great Again” candidate was a Kremlin asset).
Then the DA accused Trump of making the whole thing up, despite the fact that the NYPD and the Secret Service met to assess a security plan for just such an incident.
Now, as Trump remains un-indicted several days after his suggested date of arrest, it looks like the Manhattan grand jury is going to head out on vacation for a month.
The Manhattan grand jury examining Donald Trump’s alleged role in a hush money payment to a porn star isn’t expected to hear evidence in the case for the next month largely due to a previously scheduled hiatus, according to a person familiar with the proceedings.
The break would push any indictment of the former president to late April at the earliest, although it is possible that the grand jury’s schedule could change. In recent weeks, the Manhattan district attorney’s office hasn’t convened the panel on certain days. But it is District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s prerogative to ask the grand jury to reconvene if prosecutors want the panel to meet during previously planned breaks.
The case would be stalled for quite some time.
The grand jury, which heard testimony in the Trump case on Monday, isn’t meeting Wednesday and is expected to examine evidence in a separate matter Thursday, the person said. The grand jury, which typically meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, is scheduled to consider another case next week on Monday and Wednesday, the person said, and isn’t expected to meet Thursday due to the Passover holiday.
The following two weeks are set to be a hiatus that was scheduled when the grand jury was first convened in January, the person said.
This begs the question of whether or not Trump’s suggestion of his own arrest affected Bragg’s timeline, or if it was meant as a subtle nod to NYC that the former President can still prove to be a nuisance if he needs to.
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