Former President Donald Trump is not expected to be charged until next week if he is charged with an alleged silence payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, according to the report.
Source in law enforcement told Fox News on Monday that the Manhattan grand jury hearing evidence against the 76-year-old former president has another witness due to testify on Wednesday, and that an indictment of Trump, if he is charged in the case, is not expected until next week.
It is not yet clear who will testify on Wednesday.
Trump said in a post on his Truth Social account over the weekend that he expects to be charged and taken into custody on Tuesday.
A source close to the former president told The Post on Monday that if an indictment is filed, “Trump will surrender in Florida and fly to New York to stand trial.”
The former president will also have to appear in person in a Manhattan court rather than a virtual hearing.
“We don’t virtually handle criminal cases, including the filing of charges,” a spokesman for state courts told The Post on Monday.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is believed to be considering charging the 45th President with forgery of business documents and conspiracy to violate campaign finance law related to his reimbursement of $130,000 to his former aide Michael Cohen for allegedly paying money to Daniels in 2016. . before the presidential elections.
The fee was allegedly made in an attempt to keep Daniels quiet about an affair she claimed was with Trump ten years earlier.
Trump has categorically denied any wrongdoing, and he called on his supporters to protest his potential charge.
On Monday, New York, state, and federal law enforcement agencies held high-level, closed-door meetings to plan the possible implications of Trump becoming the first indicted former president in U.S. history.
Law enforcement sources told The Post on Monday that all cops were told they had to report to work in uniform by 7 a.m. Tuesday, and bailiffs added that traffic around the Manhattan courthouse was “restricted” on Tuesday.