INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK: “New York City prosecutors on Thursday said Donald Trump created a false expectation of his arrest and led fellow Republicans in Congress to interfere with a probe of his hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

On Saturday, the former president forecast he would be arrested on Tuesday in the probe by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

On Monday, three Republican committee chairmen in the U.S. House of Representatives from went on the offensive against District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, accusing him of abusing prosecutorial authority…

As of Wednesday, a grand jury hearing evidence in the Stormy Daniels case had yet to issue an indictment.”

-Karen Freifeld and Luc Cohen, “Manhattan DA: Trump created false expectation of arrest, Republicans interfered,” reuters.com, March 23, 2023