Manhattan Grand Jury Taking A Previously Scheduled Month-Long Break: Report | Eastern North Carolina Now

The Manhattan grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump’s alleged $130,000 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels won’t hear evidence in the case for a month as it goes on a previously scheduled break.

ENCNow
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Ryan Saavedra.

Publisher's Note: This series of posts on this one issue - The Unprecedented FBI Raid of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Estate - can all be found here on ENC NOW.

    The Manhattan grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump's alleged $130,000 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels won't hear evidence in the case for a month as it goes on a previously scheduled break.

    POLITICO reported that any potential indictment of Trump would not happen until at least the end of April unless the grand jury's schedule changes.

    The former president claimed on March 18 that he was going to be indicted on Tuesday of last week, which did not happen. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said this week that Trump had "created a false expectation that he would be arrested."

    The case involves an alleged payment that former Trump attorney Micheal Cohen admits he made to Daniels during the presidential race to keep quiet about an alleged 2006 tryst between Trump and Daniels. Cohen pleaded guilty to related charges and served time in prison.

    Although non-disclosure agreements are legal, the potential problem for Trump centers around how his company reimbursed Cohen. The payment was listed as a legal expense and the company cited a retainer agreement with Cohen. The retainer agreement did not exist and the reimbursement was not related to any legal services from Cohen, thus setting up a potential misdemeanor criminal charge of falsifying business records. The report said that Trump personally signed several of the checks to Cohen while he was serving as president.

    As noted by the New York Post and The New York Times, federal prosecutors say that Cohen was paid $420,000 by Trump or Trump's trust. According to the prosecutors, that money included $130,000 for the payment and $50,000 for digital work Cohen did for Trump. That $180,000 was then allegedly doubled to offset taxes. The remaining $60,000 was a "bonus," prosecutors say.

    Prosecutors can elevate the misdemeanor to a felony if they can prove that Trump's "'intent to defraud' included an intent to commit or conceal a second crime."

    Prosecutors argue that the second crime is that the alleged $130,000 hush payment was an improper donation to the Trump campaign because the money was used to stop a story for the purpose of benefiting his presidential campaign.

poll#157
Was it a judicious ploy for Joe Biden's FBI to execute the unprecedented raid of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate?
  Yes; the Cheneys despise this former Republican president, and for good reason ... so they say.
  No; never has a former president been treated with this level of vindictive abuse by those temporarily in power.
  Who cares? It's Trump.
932 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#179
Considering what many of the most revered legal experts of this age consider a political persecution by the infamous and ignoble New York District Attorney Alvan Bragg: Should the historic, unprecedented indictment of 45th President Donald Trump be considered as a benefit, or a liability to the sustainability of OUR Constitutional Republic?
  Liability, our nation is in peril, as we are losing our "Rule of Law" integrity.
  Benefit, losing our "Rule of Law" integrity is secondary to destroying Donald Trump.
  I mostly worry about losing my Tik Tok.
155 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back

HbAD0

Latest State and Federal

Democrat strategist James Carville raged against the legacy media this week, demanding that they take an even more biased approach when reporting on former President Donald Trump.
Republican congressman Byron Donalds said it would be a “great honor” if former President Donald Trump were to ask him to be his running-mate for 2024, saying the ultimate goal is for Trump to win and he’ll do whatever he’s asked to help him do that.
Voters in Arizona will have the opportunity to enact broad border security measures in November as the state faces a flood of illegal immigration after the Republican-led state legislature passed a resolution that will put the measures on the general election ballot.
The former White House physician for Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump says that a new report this week about how President Joe Biden is struggling to function behind closed doors represents a serious threat to the U.S.
The Tikva Forum for Families of Hostages, an Israeli group created to represent the families of those taken during Hamas’ October 7 terrorist attack, urged President Joe Biden to stop interfering with Israel’s campaign to destroy the terrorist group.
After saying the six-foot social distancing guideline during the COVID-19 pandemic “sort of just appeared,” Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday testified that his statement had been “distorted” and that it “actually” came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

HbAD1

The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear one of two pending cases involving North Carolina bar owners challenging Gov. Roy Cooper's COVID-related shutdowns in 2020.
The Biden administration canceled over 350,000 asylum cases, allowing migrants to stay in the United States indefinitely in a move that experts called “mass amnesty.”
Former White House medical advisor Anthony Fauci changed his view of COVID vaccines from 2021 to 2024, clips show.
The Department of Justice announced on Friday that 75-year-old Paula Paulette Harlow was sentenced to two years in prison for violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act by taking part in a “conspiracy” to block pregnant women from entering an abortion clinic in Washington, D.C.
A GOP-led House panel is seeking access to Dr. Anthoni Fauci‘s personal email accounts and cell phone records as part of an investigation into the origins of COVID-19.
Former President Donald Trump is considering having Tesla CEO Elon Musk serve in an advisory role if Trump reclaims the White House, according to a new report.

HbAD2


HbAD3

 
Back to Top