Headline RoundupMarch 29th, 2023

No Action Expected This Week from Manhattan Grand Jury in Trump Probe

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The Manhattan grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump will not meet again this week to discuss a possible indictment. Sources cited across the spectrum said it isn't clear whether an indictment will be considered next week either.

Key Details: The grand jury last heard witness testimony on Monday. This week's plan, the pace of which is controlled by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, makes the timing of any potential charges against Trump unknown.

Key Quote: “The new weapon being used by out of control, unhinged Democrats to cheat on elections is criminally investigating a candidate,” Trump said at a rally in Waco, Texas, on Saturday.

For Context: The jury has been investigating Trump's role in the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels. Leading Republican have been reacting to Trump's comments on March 20 that he would be arrested the following Tuesday.

How the Media Covered it: Sources across the spectrum covered the development in the Manhattan grand jury's plans. Some right-rated sources suggested the delay raises questions about whether Trump will be indicted. Some left-rated sources focused more on speculation of what would happen if Trump is indicted.

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