Earlier reports indicated that law enforcement agencies were preparing for a potential indictment of President Trump.
The various agencies include the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Secret Service, NYPD, New York State’s court liaisons, and the office of the District Attorney.
Reports suggested Trump would be arrested in New York City as early as next week.
BREAKING: Donald Trump will be ARRESTED in NYC, as early as next week, per reports that Manhattan DA has meeting next week with law enforcement (including Secret Service) on logistics of the arrest.
Trump will be "fingerprinted and processed just like any other defendant."
— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) March 17, 2023
On Saturday, Trump himself said he would be arrested on Tuesday.
HERE WE GO: President Trump Claims He Will Be Arrested Tuesday!
According a Business Insider report late Saturday, it appears an indictment is on hold until a final witness testifies before a Manhattan grand jury Monday afternoon.
“There is one more witness,” an inside source reportedly told Insider.
A potential indictment of former President Donald Trump is currently on hold, awaiting the testimony of a final witness before a Manhattan grand jury on Monday afternoon.https://t.co/IrnofSkVBp
— Officer🌟Sharon (@officersharon) March 19, 2023
Via Business Insider:
The source spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge details of the grand jury proceedings.
The source declined to identify the witness, whose testimony will cap a two-month grand jury presentation by prosecutors under District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
A separate source, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, told Insider that the witness is not Allen Weisselberg, Trump’s former CFO, who is serving a five-month sentence for admittedly masterminding a payroll tax-dodge scheme at the Trump Organization.
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PJ Media added:
Meanwhile, Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, whose betrayal of his former client started this whole business about Trump having paid hush money to a porn star (which is what he might be arrested for, not any of the literally dozens of other crimes that Democrats have claimed he has committed over the last few years, up to and including trying to overthrow the government of the United States), “has told reporters he expected to be the grand jury’s final witness when he testified last Monday and Wednesday.” So whoever is slated to appear on Monday is a surprise witness.
Insider notes that the grand jury “could conceivably reach a vote” on whether or not actually to indict Trump for trying to buy a hooker’s silence “by the end of Monday’s three-hour session,” but that’s not likely to happen, as “experts” say that “there are several steps between the final testimony and the vote.”
Now, if we have learned anything over the last few years, it’s not to trust the confident assertions of “experts,” but this could well mean that Trump will not be indicted on Tuesday, as there simply won’t be time after the surprise witness testimony on Monday to go through all the necessary steps to issue the indictment. “Once testimony concludes, prosecutors will ‘charge’ the jury, meaning go through the potential counts on a charge sheet one by one, explaining each count in the potential indictment.” Several other steps follow that before there can be any indictment.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and called the prosecution a “Scam, Injustice, Mockery, and a Complete and Total Weaponization of Law Enforcement in order to affect a Presidential Election!”
We’ll post additional updates as they become available.
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