(NewsHill.org)- There was some good news for former President Donald Trump in the investigation by the grand jury in New York that’s looking into his potential involvement in the infamous “hush-money scheme” that involved his one-time attorney Michael Cohen.
On Sunday, Trump celebrated the news that one of Cohen’s former legal advisers, Robert Costello, was going to be testifying Monday before the grand jury.
Trump posted a message to his social media platform, Truth Social, on Sunday:
“Just reported that the most important witness to go before the New York City grand jury, a highly respected lawyer who once represented convicted felon, jailbird and serial fake storyteller and liar, Michael Cohen, will be doing so tomorrow afternoon.
“The information he will present will supposedly be conclusive and irrefutable! Witch hunt!”
Costello and Cohen have had a falling out in recent years. The Associated Press reported recently that Costello reached out to one of Trump’s lawyers to tell them that he was in possession of some information that would counter what Cohen previously stated as part of this investigation, and that could potentially exonerate Trump in the whole ordeal.
This grand jury is investigating what role, if any, Trump played in the hush-money payment that Cohen said he made on the former president’s behalf to Stormy Daniels, a former adult film star. The payment was made prior to the 2016 presidential election so she would keep quiet about an affair she allegedly had with Trump.
Cohen admitted that he played a role in making those payments, and Trump denied that the affair even happened.
The probe has been going on for some time now, but it jumped to the top of the news headlines once again over the weekend because of another message Trump posted to Truth Social.
In that post, Trump wrote that he expected that he would be arrested this week on Tuesday. He added in his post a call to his supporters that said:
“Protest, take our nation back!”
Some people on Capitol Hill stated in response that that message sounded eerily familiar to the ones that Trump sent to his followers before the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said “there’s no reason” that people should protest the fact that Trump might be arrested. Appearing on the “This Week” program on ABC on Sunday, she said:
“No one is above the law. Not even the former president of the United States. And if there has been an investigation, and that investigation should be allowed to go forward appropriately, if it’s time to bring indictments, then they’ll bring indictments. That’s how our legal system works.
“Protests are just – there’s no reason to protest this. This is the law operating as it should, without fear or favor for anyone.”
As of Tuesday morning, it still was unsure whether Trump would actually be arrested this week, or where he had gotten the information from that he was expecting to be arrested.