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BumRushDaShow

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Wed Mar 22, 2023, 12:15 PM Mar 2023

Trump indictment grand jury not 'likely' to meet Thursday either after Manhattan DA paused [View all]

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Source: Business Insider

The Manhattan 'hush-money' grand jury, after being told by prosecutors not to come in on Wednesday, is not 'likely' to meet Thursday either, law enforcement sources told Insider. Wednesday's cancellation came on the brink of a possible historic indictment vote of former President Donald Trump. The grand jury has been meeting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to hear evidence of Trump's alleged role in approving a 2016 election-eve payment of $130,000 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, money that federal prosecutors have called an illegal campaign expenditure.

Star prosecution witness Michael Cohen had told reporters as recently as last week that he had expected to be the grand jury's final witness. Had that remained the plan, Cohen's testimony, which concluded last Wednesday, would have been quickly followed by deliberations and a vote. But Wednesday's pause in the grand jury's activity — especially if the panel indeed takes the rest of this week off — will likely delay the process into next week.

Grand juries convene in secret, and prosecutors are statutorily barred from discussing what they do. This week's pause came after unexpected testimony Monday by Robert Costello, who was allowed to address the grand jurors at the defense's request. Costello, who previously served as Cohen's legal advisor, said at a press conference Monday that he attacked his former client's credibility during his testimony.

Cohen had just spent two days of testimony walking grand jurors through the chronology of Trump's involvement in the payment. It is nclear why District Attorney Alvin Bragg hit pause on a grand jury that has been hearing evidence against Trump since mid-January. 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.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-indictment-hush-money-grand-jury-cancelled-wednesday-sources-2023-3



Article updated.

Full headline: Trump indictment grand jury not 'likely' to meet Thursday either after Manhattan DA paused Stormy Daniels case Wednesday

Original article and headline -

Exclusive: Trump 'hush money' grand jury called off for Wednesday, delaying possible indictment vote

The Manhattan 'hush-money' grand jury has been told not to come in on Wednesday, a cancellation that comes on the brink of a possible historic indictment vote of former President Donald Trump, according to two law enforcement officers.

And while nothing beyond Wednesday is set in stone, it is unlikely that the grand jury will meet at all this week, said one of the law enforcement sources, who spoke to Insider on condition of anonymity.

The grand jury has been meeting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to hear evidence of Trump's alleged role in approving a 2016 election-eve payment of $130,000 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, money that federal prosecutors have called an illegal campaign expenditure. Star prosecution witness Michael Cohen had told reporters as recently as last week that he had expected to be the grand jury's final witness.

Had that remained the plan, Cohen's testimony, which concluded last Wednesday, would have been quickly followed by deliberation and a vote. But today's pause in the grand jury's activity — especially if the panel does take the rest of this week off — will likely delay the process into next week.


Note the update is in contradiction to NBC News' assertion that the grand jury was going to reconvene Thursday but we shall see.
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Could be to ward off potential violence and displays of misguided support. Hey, these folks... machoneman Mar 2023 #1
Wonder what's up. Joinfortmill Mar 2023 #2
delay delay delay LiberalLovinLug Mar 2023 #3
Delays only make trump squirm more. pwb Mar 2023 #4
The cult Traildogbob Mar 2023 #5
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Every day is Friday!!! Traildogbob Mar 2023 #33
Right on! Stay away from that "blood of christ! MayReasonRule Mar 2023 #34
Wow - I noticed that, too! calimary Mar 2023 #39
😆😆😵‍💫😎 Traildogbob Mar 2023 #41
"Remember that old one-liner"... Dude... I can't remember... wat? MayReasonRule Mar 2023 #46
Ahhhh... those were the days! calimary Mar 2023 #48
We've been retired for 15 years and say the exact same thing every Friday. OMGWTF Mar 2023 #42
If trump is ever charged his kacekwl Mar 2023 #6
I agree ..... ZZZzzz... EmmaLee E Mar 2023 #27
IF it's called off because of his possible rioters, bluestarone Mar 2023 #7
I'm going to break down some boxes in my rental Marthe48 Mar 2023 #8
It's probably over the kerfuffle of his lawyer.... getagrip_already Mar 2023 #9
what kind of a fucking joke is this. barbtries Mar 2023 #10
the game has started republianmushroom Mar 2023 #11
ALVIIIIIN jgo Mar 2023 #12
... 2naSalit Mar 2023 #24
Ironically, the subtitle of the song is "Christmas Don't Be Late" jgo Mar 2023 #35
ROFL!!! calimary Mar 2023 #40
I wonder if I'll live long enough to see something "real" happen with disgusting crook! n/t Paper Roses Mar 2023 #13
What a waste of a good day to indite a POS Bird Lady Mar 2023 #14
Prolly won't be until next week, then. Hope I'm wrong. AngryOldDem Mar 2023 #15
Some interesting reasoning for this - scheduling another witness BumRushDaShow Mar 2023 #16
Ya gotta laugh! FredGarvin Mar 2023 #19
They are supposedly "on standby" for tomorrow BumRushDaShow Mar 2023 #22
Another flip? AngryOldDem Mar 2023 #31
Apparently someone who testified earlier BumRushDaShow Mar 2023 #32
Money wins again FredGarvin Mar 2023 #17
Just like Lucy with the football. Novara Mar 2023 #18
Trump and his legal team are gonna milk this FredGarvin Mar 2023 #20
Unless Bragg comes down with a whopper of an indictment Novara Mar 2023 #30
Very interesting. elleng Mar 2023 #21
There has been some political analyst chatter about that BumRushDaShow Mar 2023 #25
I like it! elleng Mar 2023 #26
"it's beginning to llok a lot like Fitzmas!!!" Happy Hoosier Mar 2023 #28
Maybe... 2naSalit Mar 2023 #29
"...will likely delay the process into next week." LudwigPastorius Mar 2023 #36
Do we know they haven't already voted to indict? CaptainTruth Mar 2023 #37
When I was on a Federal Grand Jury Sucha NastyWoman Mar 2023 #38
I had a former coworker who was on a federal grand jury BumRushDaShow Mar 2023 #45
WTF?!! orangecrush Mar 2023 #43
I read they meet Mon, Wed & Thurs afternoons - something like that Jarqui Mar 2023 #44
Could be bomb threats RussBLib Mar 2023 #47
Arrest him Friday night with a bail hearing on Monday evening. Emile Mar 2023 #49
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