A grand jury has reportedly been convened in the Manhattan district attorney’s criminal investigation into Trump

Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.
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The Manhattan DA has convened a grand jury in his investigation into Trump, WaPo reported.
The development marks an aggressive new phase in DA Cyrus Vance Jr.’s years-long criminal inquiry.
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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has convened a grand jury as his office investigates whether the Trump Organization violated state law, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
The report said that the grand jury was recently impaneled, will meet three days a week for six months, and will consider evidence not just in the Trump investigation but in other matters as well. Tuesday’s development marks an aggressive new phase in Vance’s yearslong investigation, which legal experts suspect is nearing its end stages.
The criminal inquiry is examining whether the Trump Organization broke New York laws when it facilitated an illegal hush-money payment to the adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 US election. In addition to former President Donald Trump, the investigation is also examining senior Trump Organization executives like the company’s longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg.
Vance’s investigation, as well as a separate, ongoing probe by the New York attorney general’s office, both appear to be weighing on Trump’s mind. Last week, he released a 909-word statement skewering Vance and the state’s attorney general, Tish James, and accusing them of political persecution.
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Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/manhattan-da-convenes-grand-jury-in-trump-probe-report-2021-5

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