A grand jury was reportedly convened in a Trump criminal investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney.


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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. convened a grand jury while his office was investigating whether the Trump Organization violated state law. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday..

According to the post, the grand jury meets three days a week for six months to examine evidence not only in Trump’s investigation but also in other issues.

According to court records, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is conducting an extensive investigation into the finances of the Trump Organization and former President Donald Trump. One of the key points to consider is whether the Trump Organization broke state tax law by holding two sets of books.

Development on Tuesday marks a positive new step in Vence’s many years of research. Which legal expert suspects that the final stage is approaching..

Earlier this year, Vence’s office won a big victory when the Supreme Court paved the way for Trump’s tightly held tax returns for eight years. Legal experts also said in March that Vance would want to make a claim decision before retiring at the end of the year.

Earlier court filings were triggered by testimony from former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen that the Trump organization promoted the payment of hash money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 U.S. elections. Suggested-a law that could also be a violation of state taxes. Prosecutors are also scrutinizing senior executives in the Trump organization. Allen Weisselberg, longtime Chief Financial Officer of the company..

Earlier this month, Politico was hit by Florida officials, where Trump lives. Summarize an “emergency response plan” If he faces a criminal accusation from New York.

Both Vence’s investigation and another investigation by the Attorney General’s Office in New York seem to weigh heavily on Trump’s heart.Last week he 909 word statement released He distorted Vance and Attorney General Tissue James and accused them of political persecution.

The statement came after a spokesperson for James’ office told CNN that her investigation, which began as a civil investigation, addressed the criminal element and that the Attorney General was working with Manhattan DA on the matter. Was done.

“I couldn’t stop me in Washington after a prosecution effort like no one had ever seen, so I handed it over to New York and did a dirty job,” Trump said in a statement. .. In reality, crime will be eradicated and New York will be wonderfully free again! “

Meanwhile, Cohen Said he believed The former president may eventually be the one who upsets everyone around him.

“I think Donald Trump intends to turn them all over, including his children,” he told MSNBC’s Joy Reid. “I really believe Donald Trump cares only about himself, and he’s aware that his geese are cooked.”

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