Grand jury starts investigating Donald Trump`s tax evasions, hush money

Grand jury starts investigating Donald Trump`s tax evasions, hush money

A grand jury has been secretly convened in NY to decide whether to indict former president Donald Trump if criminal charges are brought against him or his businesses, according to reports.

The development shows Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. may have obtained evidence of a crime about the case, said media reports. Donald Trump And his organization to assess whether he will lay charges against the former president and other members of the Trump Corporation.

This grand jury, while it is a major step forward in this investigation, is not a signal that indictments are going to be handed down tomorrow or the next day.

Vance has used an investigative grand jury during the investigation process to issue subpoenas and obtain documents.

President Trump pointed out that Democrats "wasted two years and 48 million in taxpayer dollars on the Russian Federation investigation and both impeachment hoaxes, while using illegally leaked confidential information to back their claims".

The special grand jury is expected to review all evidence three days a week for six months.

"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", he added.

A spokesman for Vance's office declined to comment on the Post report.

James' office had been criminally investigating the personal taxes of Allen Weisselberg, the longtime chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, an official close to the investigation said.

The Trump Organization did not respond to an AFP request for comment on Tuesday.

Attorney General Letitia James said last week that she assigned two lawyers to work with Vance's office on the probe after her civil investigation into Trump evolved into a criminal matter.

Since 2019, Vance's office has been investigating allegations that the Trump Organization committed insurance and bank fraud.

He suggested that the investigation is an effort to ruin his chance in the 2024 presidential election, saying, "Interesting that today a poll came out indicating I'm far in the lead for the Republican Presidential Primary and the General Election in 2024".

Trump issued a statement last week complaining that he's being "unfairly attacked and abused by a corrupt political system". His former daughter-in-law, Jen Weisselberg, is cooperating with both inquiries.

On Tuesday, ABC News reported that potential witnesses have recently been contacted about appearing before the grand jury.

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