At the moment, it was reasonable to assume that Bragg needed more time to prove his case. However, based on the grand jury’s decision to indict on Thursday, that was evidently incorrect, (The New York Times).
“According to four people with knowledge of the situation, a NY grand jury decided on Thursday afternoon to bring charges against Donald J. Trump for his part in providing money to a porn star to keep quiet. This historic decision will upend the 2024 election and make Donald Trump the very first former president in American history to be charged with a crime.”
“The Manhattan DA’s office submitted a felony indictment under seal, and it will probably be made public soon. By that time, Mr. Trump will have been summoned by the district attorney’s office and requested to appear in court to answer charges that have not yet been made public.”
I’ll be open and admit that I didn’t anticipate this. The indictment appeared to be slowing down rather than speeding up, according to all indications, including numerous reputable accounts. However, it appears that Bragg was keeping matters under wraps because charges have been brought. Although they haven’t been identified yet, the application has already been completed. The DA’s office will make its formal announcement at the appropriate time.
The true battle now starts. The accusation is still ridiculous, and Trump would typically have a decent chance of defeating it. However, given that we are discussing Manhattan, a jury will almost certainly harbor strong prejudice against the previous president. Everything is now in a very unclear state. Additionally, it makes 2023 even crazier than it already is. Hold on.