Manhattan Grand Jury Won't Decide on Trump Indictment This Week
Summary from the AllSides News Team
A Manhattan grand jury isn’t expected to take action Thursday in its probe of former President Donald Trump’s role in hush money payments to a porn actress, according to several anonymously-sourced reports from across the spectrum.
The Details: The jury will convene Thursday afternoon, but not to discuss Trump. A Wednesday meeting of the jury was called off by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office, which is presenting evidence that could lead to Trump's arrest. The DA's office reportedly declined to comment on the matter Thursday.
For Context: Because the jury typically doesn’t meet on Fridays, any action on Trump likely won’t happen until next week at the earliest. Trump predicted on Saturday that he'd be arrested this week, and called for protests. Bragg hasn't yet said if Trump will be charged. House Republicans sent Bragg a letter requesting information on the probe; Bragg's office called the request "unprecedented."
How the Media Covered It: Right- and center-rated sources covered the development more prominently than left-rated sources did. Some left-rated outlets focused more on Bragg defending the probe and criticizing Republicans who are pressing him for information.
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After today, the Manhattan grand jury will next convene on Monday, when it is possible they could hear additional testimony from a witness.
The district attorney’s office declined to comment.
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