(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: At least for today, former President Donald Trump has dodged a legal bullet aimed at him by the Manhattan New York District Attorney.
Specifically, the Manhattan grand jury examining evidence against former President Donald Trump did not reconvene on Wednesday as previously planned, according to court officials who spoke with The New York Post.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg unexpectedly canceled the afternoon session, sources indicated.
A law enforcement source reported that grand jury members were instructed to remain at home and prepare for a possible Thursday session.
This postponement, which could delay a potentially historic indictment of the 45th president concerning the $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, occurred because an unidentified witness could not attend, sources revealed.
A source explained that it remains uncertain if the witness will be available on Thursday, which is why the grand jury was placed on standby.
The cash transaction in question, which took place in October 2016, was orchestrated by Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to conceal Daniels’ alleged 2006 affair with Trump, who is now 76 years old. Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels while married to Melania Trump.
Cohen testified before the grand jury twice last week and is anticipated to be the prosecution’s key witness if the case proceeds to trial.
On Monday, lawyer and Trump supporter Robert Costello appeared before the panel. Sources at that time speculated that he might have been the final witness in the confidential proceeding.
Cohen was present on Monday to potentially counter Costello’s testimony, but he informed The Post that his input was not required.
If indicted, Trump would surrender in his home state of Florida and travel to New York for arraignment, a source close to him told The Post on Monday.
The NYPD does not anticipate this happening until next week at the earliest, sources mentioned on Tuesday.
District Attorney Bragg is considering charges against Trump, including falsifying business records with the intention of violating federal campaign finance regulations, as reported by the New York Times.
This innovative legal approach could classify the offense as a felony, carrying a potential sentence of up to four years in state prison.
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