The Manhattan grand jury that was expected to consider criminal charges against former President Donald Trump failed to convene Wednesday, raising speculation that prosecutors have been having trouble building their case.
After hearing evidence Monday, jurors were told they weren’t needed Wednesday, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
However, a court official told DailyMail.com they will sit down again at noon on Thursday.
In Florida, Trump left his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach to spend time at his golf club. He was seen returning in his trailer, wearing a white polo shirt.
It suggests business as usual for Trump, who, according to locals, usually plays golf every day from Wednesday to Sunday.
In Florida, former President Donald Trump left his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach to spend time at his golf club. He was seen returning in his caravan, wearing a white polo shirt.
Meanwhile, the Manhattan district attorney’s office offered no explanation for the cancellation of Wednesday’s hearing, but Trump supporters were quick to say that meant the case was in trouble.
They’re having trouble convincing the jury to buy the case. It is a weak case and it has caused divisions in the prosecutor’s office,” a source said.
Other reports suggested that the district attorney’s office may be contemplating a change in strategy.
The grand jury meets on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, but adjournments are not unusual and jurors are cautioned to expect last-minute changes.
Either way, it leaves the nation on a cliffhanger.
The delay was first reported by Well-informed person.
On Saturday, the former president announced that he expected to be arrested in connection with the case on Tuesday.
But Tuesday came and went without incident, and with no hearing on Wednesday, it’s unclear when the jury might consider returning an indictment.
A spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney’s office declined to comment on the reason for the postponement.
Grand jury proceedings are shrouded in secrecy, making it difficult to keep track of their ups and downs.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg arrives at his office in New York City on Wednesday. The long-awaited grand jury hearing did not take place, sparking speculation about his case.
Trump took to social media to claim the prosecutor was “having a hard time with the grand jury” Wednesday as he waits to see if he will be indicted.
Protesters for and against Trump gathered to express their views outside the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in lower Manhattan
Prosecutors recently invited the former president himself to testify. And on Monday, jurors heard from a Trump ally who was expected to be one of the final witnesses.
Meanwhile, Trump and his allies have attacked his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, who is now one of the key witnesses against him.
Trump used social media to escalate the attacks and raise questions about the strength of the case being built by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Prosecutor Rogue, who is having a hard time with the Grand Jury, especially after powerful testimony against him from Felon Cohen’s highly respected former attorney, is trying to build a case that HAS NEVER BEEN BROUGHT BEFORE AND REALLY, CAN’T BE BROUGHT’, Trump said on his Truth Social platform.
‘If I spent this time, effort and money fighting VIOLENT CRIME, which is destroying New York City, our once beautiful and safe Manhattan, which has become absolute HELL, would be a much better place to live! !’
The pending indictment in New York triggered a flood of funds, with donors handing over $1.5 million in the three days after the former president announced he expected to be arrested.
Photographers monitor Trump’s 757 private plane at West Palm Beach International Airport for any sign that the former president is about to take the flight to New York.
Trump used a social media post on Saturday to call on his supporters to protest as he said he expects to be arrested on Tuesday. Helpers say they don’t know the time
Donald Trump posted a video on Truth Social on Monday night, condemning the ‘witch hunt’ against him. He has kept up a constant stream of attacks on Bragg.
It marks a significant increase in fundraising after a slow start after Trump announced his 2024 presidential bid in November.
The Trump campaign confirmed the figures to DailyMail.com and said the money kept coming, fueled by grassroots anger over Trump’s treatment.
The case has sparked a fundraising email blitz.
“Once again we are witnessing the complete and utter collapse of America’s justice system,” an email said Monday.
“But very soon, President Trump will return to the White House to restore true justice to America.”