Grand jury convened to consider criminal charges against Donald Trump

Grand jury convened to consider criminal charges against Donald Trump

The Washington Post broke the news earlier and reported, "The move indicates that District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.'s investigation of the former president and his business has reached an advanced stage after more than two years". The former president released a statement on Tuesday night, May 25 in response to the news that a grand jury is ready to hear evidence and determine potential criminal charges against the Trump Organization.

Mr Trump is also facing a separate criminal investigation from the New York Attorney-General's office.

A week ago, the Attorney General's office in NY said it had launched a criminal investigation into Mr. Trump's company, increasing the legal risk of Mr. Trump and his family.

The new grand jury may eventually be asked to consider returning the indictment.

In the United States, prosecutors typically refer important cases to grand juries made up of citizens who examine the prosecution's case in secret.

Vence spokesman Danny Frost declined to comment on the post report.

Manhattan DA Cy Vance is investigating Donald Trump.

"This is 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", Trump closed.

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.

James is leading a criminal investigation into whether Trump's company misreported property values to guarantee loans and receive economic and tax breaks. That panel kept working while other grand juries and court activities were shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump contends the investigation is a "witch hunt". Next month's election is nearly certain to decide who it will be. His former daughter-in-law, Jen Weisserberg, is cooperating with both inquiries.

Trump said in a statement last week that he's being "unfairly attacked and abused by a corrupt political system".

She's given investigators reams of tax records and other documents as they look into whether some Trump employees were given off-the-books compensation, such as apartments or school tuition.

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