The entire nation has been waiting on bated breath over the last several days for the shoe to finally drop in the Manhattan District Attorney’s bombshell hush money investigation against former President Donald Trump. Multiple recent reports on leaks coming out of the DA’s office have indicated that a formal criminal indictment against the disgraced ex-president is now a matter of when, not if.
But that widely expected indictment isn’t coming as soon as we had hoped or believed.
Business Insider broke reporting this morning confirming that the Manhattan grand jury currently investigating Donald Trump’s alleged 2016 hush money payments to adult film star and alleged former affair partner, Stormy Daniels, was told not to come in today, as the previously scheduled session has been canceled, according to high-ranking law enforcement sources who spoke with the publication.
To make matters even more bizarre and, frankly, somewhat disturbing, one of those law enforcement sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity told Insider that while nothing is currently set in stone, it’s very unlikely that the Manhattan grand jury will meet again at all this week, meaning the widely expected Trump indictment is further and so far indefinitely delayed as well.
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Up until this point, the jury had been convening on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and had heard a trove of evidence and testimonies in the case. Just last week, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and star prosecution witness in the hush money investigation, Michael Cohen, publicly stated that he believed himself to be the jury’s final witness.
However, that was not the case.
On Monday, staunch Trump ally and attorney Robert Costello made an appearance before the jury as a defense witness on the ex-president’s behalf, with the sole purpose of discrediting testimony from Cohen.
It is unclear why District Attorney Alvin Bragg, whose office has been presenting evidence against Trump since mid-January, temporarily hit the brakes. The reason for the pause could be unrelated to the grand jury’s investigation.
It is also possible that prosecutors are executing a shift in strategy.”
Trump himself is desperate to make people believe that the jury no longer feels comfortable prosecuting him as a result of Costello’s “powerful testimony,” stating in a Truth Social post that DA Bragg “is having a hard time with the Grand Jury, especially after the powerful testimony against him by Felon Cohen’s highly respected former lawyer.”
Over this past weekend, Trump took his Truth Social platform with an unhinged post, in which he claimed that he would be arrested on Tuesday of this week in connection to the hush money case.
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