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Grand Jury Schedule Sparks New Speculation about Trump Indictment

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Grand Jury Schedule Sparks New Speculation about Trump Indictment

Trump may face an indictment for his alleged involvement in a hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels, an adult film star, during his 2016 campaign. This has prompted speculation online about when an indictment might be issued.

Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney, has begun an investigation into the case. It concerns a $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, an adult film star, during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has denied all allegations, including Daniels’ claim of an affair.

The grand jury’s schedule has been closely scrutinized, especially after Trump stated on Truth Social that he believed he would face arrest the Tuesday following March 18. Although no indictment has been issued since then some attorneys on Twitter speculate about the jury’s schedule and what it might mean for the case.

Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to the crowd at Cleveland’s Republican Convention on July 21, 2016. The Manhattan grand jury that is weighing evidence in Stormy Daniels hush-money case won’t meet Wednesday. This has led to speculation about when the former president might be indicted.
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The jury was not expected not to meet Wednesday, and will not hear evidence when it meets on Thursday. However, KGO-TV in San Francisco reported it would hear evidence in a separate case from Trump’s. Twitter has been filled with reporters asking if the indictment will not be filed until next week due to the schedule. However, some attorneys disagree.

Andrew Weissmann, a former attorney at the Department of Justice, shared a tweet from a reporter on Tuesday afternoon that suggested an indictment wouldn’t be issued this week. Weissmann stated that he believed the reverse might be true.

He tweeted, “To vote an Indictment on Thursday the Grand Jury need not hear Evidence.”

Newsweek reported that Dave Aronberg, the Palm Beach County State Attorney, said that people are reading too much into jury schedules. He explained that a grand jury’s schedule could be modified to accommodate jurors.

He stated, “If Trump hadn’t come out with the Tuesday deadline most people wouldn’t be talking about how the probe was delayed or in trouble.”

Aronberg stated that the grand jury is nearing the end of its investigation and invited Trump to testify. Trump declined to appear.

Aronberg stated that the grand jury may not hear more evidence in the Trump case at its Thursday meeting.

He said that they don’t necessarily have to charge anyone else, and that it could happen this week or next.

The grand jury heard from many witnesses, including Michael Cohen, a former Trump attorney who was sentenced to time in prison for his involvement in the case. David Pecker, Trump’s ally and former CEO at American Media, was also present.

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