Grand Jury Reportedly Convened to Hear Evidence in Trump Criminal Probe

James Marshall
May 26, 2021

The grand jury will meet for 3 days a week for the next 6 months to make such a determination.

The Washington Post broke news late Tuesday afternoon that the Manhattan district attorney "has convened the grand jury that is expected to decide whether to indict former president Donald Trump, other executives at his company or the business itself should prosecutors present the panel with criminal charges".

Wrapping up his 12-year tenure then, Vance confirmed earlier this year that he will not seek reelection, and the grand jury's charging decision could be the last major development of his more than decade-long post.

Previous court filings suggested the investigation was sparked by testimony from Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen that the Trump Organization facilitated a hush-money payment to the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 USA election - which could also be a violation of state tax laws.

Appointing a special grand jury suggests that the case has reached an advanced stage, but has not yet been prosecuted. His lawyer declined to comment when asked Tuesday if he had been subpoenaed to testify before the new grand jury.

Trump issued a statement in reaction to the news, blasting the purported move as "a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history". "It began the day I came down the escalator in Trump Tower, and it's never stopped".

"Our country is broken", he added.

Some consider Trump to consider this a victory.

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is conducting a wide-ranging inquiry into the Trump Organization's and former President Donald Trump's finances, court records show. The news was first reported by The Washington Post.

Prosecutors are zeroing in on Trump's business dealing before the 2016 election, focusing on whether the Trump Organization manipulated property values to defraud banks and insurance companies.

Political consultant Hank Sheinkopf said, "He will take advantage of this, Mr. Trump will. Why?"

"All he needs to say now is that they are trying to stop our revolution", Scheinkov said. "Don't let them escape".

"No other President in history has had to put up with what I have had to", raged Trump, who described the investigations as "purely political, and an affront to the nearly 75 million voters who supported me in the Presidential Election, and it's being driven by highly partisan Democrat prosecutors". "Why? He tried to get rid of the guy New Yorker hates more than anyone else".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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