A NY grand jury investigating Trump is expected to break for most of April, source says

New York (CNN) A Manhattan grand jury is investigating a hush money case involving the former president Donald Trump According to a source familiar with the matter, it is currently slated to break after April 5 and resume later in the month.

If the grand jury does not rehear the case for several weeks, the prospect of a former president being indicted for the first time in American history has been wavering. Trump wrongly predicted an arrest last week amid news reports of security arrangements being made during impeachment proceedings.

It comes fresh Quinnipiac University Poll 55% of Americans consider the allegations against Trump to be at least somewhat serious.

A scheduled break around upcoming religious holidays and city public schools’ spring break was scheduled before the six-month investigative grand jury.

The source said the grand jury is not expected to investigate the Trump hush money case Thursday or next week when it hears other cases.

Grand jury proceedings are confidential and prosecutors can change plans for the panel at any time.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Brock’s investigation into Trump appeared to be nearing a conclusion earlier this month.

Subsequently, two more witnesses, including attorney Robert Costello, who appeared on behalf of Trump, have testified. On Monday, the grand jury heard testimony from David Becker, the former president of the National Enquirer’s publisher, who played a key role in the hush payments.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office is investigating Trump’s then-lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, over payments he made to adult film star Stormi Daniels before the 2016 election to keep quiet about an affair a decade earlier. Trump has denied the matter.

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The New York case is one of several investigations that could cause legal problems for Trump. In Washington, special counsel Jack Smith is investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol and the handling of classified documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. In Georgia, Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis is investigating efforts to alter the state’s 2020 election.

A spokesman for the Prague office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A majority of Americans call the money-investigation allegations against Trump serious, a new Quinnipiac poll finds

Most Americans view the allegations against Trump as at least somewhat serious (55%), A new Quinnipiac University poll findsIncluding 32% calling the allegations too serious.

Majorities also say they believe the case against him was motivated mostly by politics (62%) rather than law.

29% of the public said Trump was honest, and 64% said he was not.

A majority, 57%, say that if criminal charges are filed against Trump in one of the investigations he faces, it should disqualify him from another presidential run, and 38% say criminal charges should not disqualify him.

Republicans are standing by Trump over legal risk.

Three-quarters (75%) of Republicans say criminal charges should not disqualify Trump from the presidency, and 76% say the charges Trump faces in the hush money case are not very serious or not serious. A similar 73% of Republicans say Trump’s impact on the GOP as a whole has been more positive than negative.

This story has been updated with additional details.

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