A grand jury investigating former US President Donald Trump over alleged payments to a pornographic actress during the 2016 presidential campaign will not meet on Wednesday and was asked to stand up Thursday.
Although today was a weekday when the Manhattan grand jury usually meets, its members have been told to postpone the meeting, according to the Associated Press (AP).
Three sources close to the case, who asked not to be identified, said the commission was instructed to be on standby on Thursday, another day when the commission usually meets.
It was not immediately clear what caused the delay, but it does mean that the vote on whether or not to formally impeach Trump will be temporarily delayed.
It is happening at a time when signs are mounting that a grand jury, which has been hearing witnesses in the course of a criminal investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged payment of bribes to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels, has reached its conclusion.
Prosecutors recently called Trump himself to appear before a grand jury, and on Monday they heard a witness supporting his case as a way to ensure the committee has any information that could be considered exculpatory.
Trump said over the weekend that he expected to be arrested on Tuesday, but that has not happened.
Despite his potential indictment, the former president has benefited from mounting legal difficulties, according to Fox News, which reported that Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign had already raised $1.5 million (€1.39 million) in the three days following the prediction. Businessman arrested.
After Trump said Saturday he would be arrested, his campaign team launched a fundraiser through emails and videos, calling the case a political maneuver to try to stop the billionaire’s politics’ renewed aspirations.
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