The Manhattan grand jury meeting on Wednesday was rescheduled for Thursday at noon. The grand jury is meeting as part of the probe into former President Donald Trump’s role in the hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office canceled the Wednesday meeting of the grand jury during which they were supposed to hear the testimony of one additional witness.
However, the grand jury was placed “on standby” on Wednesday morning because of a “major dissension” in Bragg’s office. According to one source Bragg is having a hard time with potentially convincing other members to pursue charges because of the case’s “weakness.”
Former President Donald Trump has not yet been notified about an indictment.
The DA’s office, when asked about what the possibility of an indictment against Trump was, said that they “can’t confirm or comment on grand jury matters.”
In January 2022 when Bragg took over, he suspended any investigation against Trump “indefinitely” this has also led to a top prosecutor resigning in protest of that decision.
Two prosecutors, Mark Pomerantz, and Carey Dune, were previously leading the probe under former DA Cyrus Vance, but they had resigned following Bragg expressing doubts about a case against Trump potentially being pursued.
The probe is looking into Trump’s role in the $130,000 hush-money payment that Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Stormy Daniels had been planning on revealing her alleged affair with Trump in 2006 prior to the payment being made.