The Manhattan grand jury weighing whether to indict former President Donald Trump will again not hear evidence, deliberate or vote Thursday in the Stormy Daniels “hush money” case, court officials told The Post.
The panel — which has been convening on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays — will meet, but to hear evidence in an unrelated case, the sources said.
The jurors did not meet Wednesday — as they were scheduled to — after Trump’s rebuttal witness, attorney Robert Costello, testified for a number of hours Monday. The afternoon session was unexpectedly canceled by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, sources told The Post.
The panel has been hearing witness testimony and weighing other evidence related to a $130,000 payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is reportedly laying out a case that Trump falsified business records by reimbursing his former fixer, disbarred attorney Michael Cohen, for the six-figure payment and then writing it off as a legal fee.
The case could rise to the level of a felony if the DA’s Office shows Trump falsified the business records in commission of a separate crime — a campaign finance violation.
Sources told The Post Wednesday that Bragg may be concerned about the strength of the case after Costello’s testimony earlier this week — though a spokesperson for the DA’s Office denied that.
“The last thing he wants is for the grand jury to vote against him,” a source with ties to the office said. “He wants a no-doubt-about-it case. He is pressuring the ‘Trump obsessed’ to step up and prove the case.”