On Wednesday (March 29), former President Donald Trump’s warning that he’d be indicted was thrown into fresh turmoil following news that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg could push back the indictment by several weeks if he even decides to pursue Indicting the former President.
Reports have surfaced that if Bragg does go ahead with an indictment, it’s unlikely that it would occur before April.
But, there’s an even more likely scenario — Bragg never indicting Trump.
The several-week delay between now and when a decision could be made on the indictment comes because the grand jury probing the case will be turning its attention to other subjects next week before taking a two-week break.
The grand jury is looking into a case handled by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. The case centers around a $130,000 hush money payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in the days before the 2016 Presidential election.
Although Trump didn’t give Daniels the money directly, his then-attorney and fixer made the payment to the adult film star in exchange for her silence scout an alleged affair the two had shortly after former First Lady Melania Trump gave birth to Barron.
The central focus of Trump’s involvement in the hush money case isn’t that the former President allegedly paid six figures in exchange for silence but that in reimbursing Cohen, he reportedly used false accounting, describing the payments as a retainer fee.
Trump announced on March 18 that he would be arrested on March 21. But it’s been over a week since he made those claims, giving rise to new speculation about whether Bragg even intends to pursue a Trump indictment.