The New York City grand jury that is deliberating on whether to indict former President Donald Trump was told not to meet about the case for the rest of the week on Thursday morning — another stunning development in the investigation into the 45th president.
The grand jury will convene Thursday morning but will only consider different cases, ABC News reported. Instead, the grand jury is expected to meet Monday for the former president’s case.
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Experts say it is not unusual for grand juries to meet and consider multiple cases at once.
It’s the latest twist in an unprecedented legal drama. It was not immediately clear why the proceedings have been twice postponed, but rumors of possible causes have swirled.
Trump supporters on social media claimed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg “cherry-picked” documents which caused the cancellation, but that rumor is unconfirmed.
Insiders reportedly told Fox News there was “major dissension” in the Manhattan DA’s office over the “weakness” of the potential charges.
Security concerns were cited by The Associated Press.
Trump predicted over the weekend that he would be arrested as soon as Tuesday in Manhattan. But insiders say that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, has not notified Trump’s lawyer whether he plans to bring criminal charges.
When the grand jurors next meet, they may hear from yet another witness, according to a person familiar with proceedings that appear to be nearing a decisive vote on whether or not to indict Trump.
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The panel has been probing Trump’s involvement in a $130,000 payment made in 2016 to porn actor Stormy Daniels to keep her from going public about a sexual encounter she said she had with Trump years earlier.
Trump has denied the claim, insisted he did nothing wrong, and assailed the investigation as politically motivated.
Grand jury proceedings are shrouded in secrecy, making it hard to predict with certainty what action might be taken and when.
No former president has ever been charged with a crime.
The Horn editorial team and the Associated Press contributed to this article