After ten days of endless screenplay, the possibility of criminal prosecution of Donald Trump in the case of buying the silence of a pornographic actor will not be verified (or denied) until the end of April at the earliest, according to reports in the US press on Wednesday .

The Republican former president, who dreams of “recapturing” the White House in 2024, is expected to be called to account in New York state justice and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for paying $130,000 to the pornographic actress and director who is known as Stormy Daniels.

As the scenarios in the press have been tossed and turned since early March about possible criminal prosecution, Mr. Trump made the claim on March 18 via the social networking site he created, Truth Social, without presenting any proof, that he would “ was being arrested’ three days later in a New York court, as part of the indictment against him.

The much-lauded announcement of the tycoon, which called on his followers to rise up, had no follow-up.

The US has been waiting for ten days to find out if the former president will actually be prosecuted — it will be a historic development, it has never happened before.

However, according to reports yesterday by the Washington Post newspaper, the Politico news website and the New York Daily News tabloid, citing informed sources, justice is not expected to proceed before April 24 at the earliest.

Since March 20, the grand jury—citizens empowered to investigate, cooperate with prosecutors and decide by vote whether to prosecute—has convened only twice, and no new one is scheduled.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is limited to giving the standard daily response that it “cannot comment on grand jury matters.”

For his part, Mr. Trump, who denies that he committed “any” crime or that he had anything to do with Stormy Daniels, declared on Sunday and Monday that the investigation against him is “dead,” that it is ” fraud’, for ‘meddling in the electoral process’ orchestrated by his ‘rogue’ opponents, ahead of the 2024 presidential elections.

For years, US justice has sought to determine whether the 76-year-old Republican made false statements (a misdemeanor) or violated campaign finance laws (a felony) when he paid the sum to Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. shortly before his election victory in November 2016.

In order not to proceed with revelations about an extramarital affair that the person concerned allegedly had with her ten years earlier, according to the prosecution.

Under fire from Mr. Trump, who calls him an “animal” and a “racist,” and from other Republicans who accuse him of being “politically motivated,” Attorney General Bragg, an African-American Democrat, countered that the billionaire “created false expectations.” ” to create noise in the media about possible criminal prosecution against him, even talking about “interference” in the investigation process.