It's probably more of a "hiding the salami" story than a nothing burger story.
Stormy Daniels might be able to clarify which metaphor is more apt.
The odds of the orange private citizen in question (who was president in the past) spending any time in prison in connection with this alleged crime are effectively zero.
>>>Even if Mr. Trump is indicted, convicting him or sending him to prison will be challenging. The case against the former president hinges on an untested and therefore risky legal theory involving a complex interplay of laws, all amounting to a low-level felony. If Mr. Trump were ultimately convicted, he would face a maximum sentence of four years, though prison time would not be mandatory.<<<
The former president was told that he could appear before a Manhattan grand jury next week if he wishes to testify, a strong indication that an indictment could soon follow.
One caveat is that the actual charges have not been made public. It's conceivable that there's more to it.