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Manhattan Grand Jury to Take Extended Break From Trump Case


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The Donald Trump witch hunt in the alleged Stormy Daniels “hush money” investigation is taking an extended break.

The Manhattan grand jury examining the case is set to break from hearing evidence for a month.

According to Politico, the jury won’t hear evidence for the next month due to a “previously scheduled hiatus.”

If there’s an indictment, it won’t happen until at least late April.

Politico reported:

The break would push any indictment of the former president to late April at the earliest, although it is possible that the grand jury’s schedule could change. In recent weeks, the Manhattan district attorney’s office hasn’t convened the panel on certain days. But it is District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s prerogative to ask the grand jury to reconvene if prosecutors want the panel to meet during previously planned breaks.

The grand jury, which heard testimony in the Trump case on Monday, isn’t meeting Wednesday and is expected to examine evidence in a separate matter Thursday, the person said. The grand jury, which typically meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, is scheduled to consider another case next week on Monday and Wednesday, the person said, and isn’t expected to meet Thursday due to the Passover holiday.

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The following two weeks are set to be a hiatus that was scheduled when the grand jury was first convened in January, the person said.

FOX News added:

The grand jury hearing evidence in the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation into former President Donald Trump will not sit on the case again until April 24, a court administration source told Fox News.

The source said the grand jury will sit next week on Monday and Wednesday afternoon, but is not expected to meet on the Trump investigation. When proceedings are complete Wednesday, the source said the grand jury will be off for two weeks.

When asked for an explanation for the two-week hiatus, the source said: “It is a six-month grand jury – they are told upfront what the schedule would/may be. That is standard.”

The secret grand jury wrapped its proceedings Monday afternoon without voting on Trump’s case, sources told Fox News on Monday. The proceedings were canceled for Wednesday. Monday’s meeting came after the grand jury proceedings were canceled twice last week by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.



 

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