Prosecuting Trump for Stormy Daniels money would include hurdles, experts say

March 13, 2023

The district attorney could seek charges in coming days or weeks from a grand jury that will hear Monday afternoon from Michael Cohen, a former Trump confidant. Legal experts have said that extending the grand jury invitation to a potential defendant is typically the last thing that happens in a grand jury probe. It is considered very risky for any defendant to testify in a grand jury proceeding. On Friday, Cohen met with the district attorney’s office for the 20th time since its investigation of Trump began in 2019, when Vance was the district attorney. Under Vance, the Daniels case was tabled and referenced internally by some as the “zombie case,” an apparent reference to its lifeless state.