Trump news – live updates: Indictment decision on hold as grand jury cancels Wednesday hearing
The Manhattan grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s role in hush money payments to Stormy Daniels days before the 2016 presidential election will not be meeting today.
This delays any decision as to whether Mr Trump will become the first-ever president to be indicted on criminal charges.
It was believed that the panel was expected to hear from at least one more witness before it votes on whether to indict the former president. Should he be indicted, the former president would be expected to appear for an arraignment sometime next week.
In a sign that his looming indictment could be giving him sleepless nights, Mr Trump was posting on Truth Social late into the night on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Ms Daniels’ attorney has now turned over communications between the adult film star and Mr Trump’s attorney Joe Tacopina to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office, CNN reported. The communications date back to when Ms Daniels was seeking legal representation.
Mr Tacopina’s comments have also resurfaced, revealing he called the hush money payments “illegal” in 2018.
In an about-turn, Fox News host Tucker Carlson walked back his texts saying he “hates” Mr Trump – now claiming he “loves” the embattled former president.