Manhattan Grand Jury Won’t Consider or Hear Trump’s Case on Thursday
Grand juries don’t sit on Fridays, so today is the end of the week for them!
I am CRYING.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s grand jury will convene on Thursday, but it won’t hear or consider President Donald Trump’s case of him supposedly paying off Stormy Daniels:
A Manhattan grand jury will not hear testimony, deliberate or vote on the hush-money case against former President Donald Trump Thursday, a source has confirmed to Fox News.
Since the grand jury does not sit on Fridays, a vote on the Trump case is not expected this week, according to the source.
The grand jury will meet Thursday about a different case, the source said. This grand jury has been considering other cases and is also a special “investigative” grand jury.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has been investigating whether Trump violated the law by making alleged hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
Sources said “major dissension” in Bragg’s office. They think Bragg is having a hard time “convincing the grand jury on potential charges due to the ‘weakness’ of the case.”
The office claims Trump paid $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels in October 2016 to stay quiet about a supposed affair.
The investigation started before Bragg took office in 2022. It’s weird because he suspended the investigation:
Sources told Fox News, though, that there remains a real chance that Bragg does not choose to indict the former president.
Bragg, when he took over as district attorney in January 2022, stopped pursuing charges against Trump and suspended the investigation “indefinitely,” according to one of the top prosecutors who resigned from the office in protest.
Prosecutors Mark Pomerantz and Carey Dunne, who had been leading the investigation under former DA Cyrus Vance, submitted their resignations after Bragg began raising doubts about pursuing a case against Trump.
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen said Trump directed the payment.
Robert Costello, the former legal advisor to Cohen, said Trump had no idea about the payment from Cohen to Daniels. He also described Cohen as a “serial liar.”
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Someone needs to check on Rob Reiner and Steven King. They might need emergency medical assistance …
And Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.
There really should be direct, personal consequences to a DA playing this lawfare game.
Disbarment at least. I don’t know if there’s criminal abuse of office in NYS.
There’s penal law 195.00, “Official Misconduct”. I don’t think he could be convicted, though. It requires either a knowing refusal to perform a required duty, or the knowing, *unauthorized* use of official functions. The Trump case may be a stinker, and it may be an inappropriate use of the GJ’s time, but I don’t see how it would actually be unauthorized.
Ham sandwiches are no longer available in the Court House cafeteria
Message to Dems: A prosecutor’s office can just as easily be weaponized in a conservative district.
Ha, another classic “the walls are closing in” moment.
It is also the end of democracy. Joy Behar said so.
I don’t see a contradiction there. It’s possible to be “for” neither side in a conflict.
Hm. Magic and more magic. This was in response to a gonzotx post that seems to have been pulled at the same time I replied to it.
But you’re right, she did. Just asking a question, inquiring minds want to know
He proved he cares more about “them” than us…
Neutrality is too advanced a concept for cultists.
Is Bragg is being convinced to allow one of the other bogus cases to go forward first because his case is extremely weak, at best?
Has the Grand Jury mutinied after learning of exculpatory information that Bragg chose not to reveal?
Is Bragg scurrying to create a new legal theory?
The suspense of it all!
I think that Bragg discovered that Secret Service will not allow a perp walk. That Trump would have to be video arraigned, get easy bail and the case would pass with no consequences.
SS, our SS?
They will probably join in
Worse than that. The Secret Service advised Trump to turn himself in at an obscure location and Trump said no. He knows his appearing in person in public to be indicted would a circus even bigger than the OJ arraignment and would send his poll numbers to the moon. He even said he doesn’t care if he gets shot because it would guarantee his 2024 victory.
The damage is already done. Bragg is being pressured to back off and is obstructing Congress in refusing to honor their requests for files. He is in deep and it’s not clear anymore whether he has set himself up for elimination by his own side. They just guaranteed a Trump landslide win.
Trump would use his mug shot as a campaign photo.
Like so many stupid cloistered liberals who have no actual contact with people that think differently, Bragg and the idiotic yes men he surrounded himself with were convinced that slapping cuffs on Trump would end him.
Instead it practically guarantees his victory.
The Rick Perry mugshot was fantastic.
Tom Delay, maybe?
Mary Mary Mary
How does your garden grow?
From “Just the News”:
“House investigators led by Rep. Jim Jordan are pressing to determine if Democrats in the nation’s capital have been politically pressuring Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to file criminal charges against former President Donald Trump over a seven-year-old financial transaction with a porn star.”
About time to light some fires under Democratic feet!
They will probably find plenty of Republican involvement too. No one hates Trump more than McConnell. And now we have to be wondering about Cornyn for attacking the House for their investigations of Trump persecution.
A legal expense or illegal deduction? Cohen’s choice and hostile witness.
A novel charge that has passed its viability date.
If Bragg can’t get an indictment out of the grand jury despite 99% of cases going through to an indictment, that says something REALLY important about the weakness and political motivation of this case.
Still, with the unlimited power of the State behind him, I suspect he can empanel however many grand juries he wants to get that precious indictment. Around five or six I would hope he gets the message. Heck, he should have got it by now, but sometimes political hacks are unusually dense.
I think he really wants to be the one who can claim he “put the cuffs on Trump”. He’s no doubt thinking it will get him a load of fame points that will further his political career, even if the prosecution goes nowhere or gets overturned on appeal. He’ll be a Hero Of Progressive Democracy; maybe he’ll wear a crown.
They don’t call those red balls on a nose “crowns”.