The Manhattan grand jury hearing evidence against Trump will return to court on Thursday, two sources told the Daily News, but the panel is not expected to hear evidence in the probe into Trump’s deal with porn star Stormy Daniels, according to a report. report. .
That means the vote on whether to impeach Trump won’t come until at least next week, according to Business Insider.
It was not clear if the grand jury members will hear anything related to Trump on Thursday. Investigative grand juries like the 23-person panel hearing the hush money case, which a source told The News will meet at noon — sit longer than normal.
You may be hearing about multiple unrelated investigations by the DA’s office, which take more time to explain and require more witnesses.
Recent testimony from Michael Cohen, who said he thought he was the final witness, and a lawyer representing Trump’s interests, Robert Costello, has fueled speculation that prosecutor Alvin Bragg will soon decide whether to indict Trump.
The grand jury investigating the Trump hush money deal did not convene Wednesday. A police source said the prosecutor’s office had notified the panel members to stay home on “standby” and be prepared to return on Thursday.
Dozens of reporters have flocked to lower Manhattan courthouses since early this week in anticipation of the charges.
It was unclear if more witnesses are expected to be called when the grand jury reconvenes, or if the panel’s next step is to vote on an indictment.
The grand jury, which convened in January, is believed to be hearing evidence about the payment Cohen made to Daniels in the weeks leading up to Trump’s election as president in 2016. Sources connected to the investigation say Bragg is considering charges. at the felony level against Trump related to how he and his company classified refund checks to his then-attorney and hid them to disguise further wrongdoing.
If Trump is charged, it would be the first time criminal charges have been brought against a former US president.