Grand jury convened to consider criminal charges against Donald Trump

Pablo Tucker
May 26, 2021

A grand jury has been convened by NY prosecutors to review evidence from a two year investigation into former President Donald Trump's business dealings and weigh whether to indict him, according to multiple reports.

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.

The Manhattan district attorney convened the grand jury on Monday to listen to the evidence and begin the process of determining whether criminal charges against Trump are warranted.

The grand jury will be looking into the matters where Trump has been accused of paying hush women to tackle his hidden sexual relationships with women also his improper relations with lenders. It will also look into the donations the Trump empire has made to evade tax.

"New York City and State are suffering the highest crime rates in their history, and instead of going after murderers, drug dealers, human traffickers, and others, they come after Donald Trump", the former president continued.

"This is purely political and threatens about 75 million voters who supported me in the presidential election, and it's a very partisan Democratic Party", Trump said in a statement.

Vance declined to run for reelection and will leave office at the end of the year, meaning the Trump case is likely to pass to his successor in some form.

MSNBC's Ari Melber spoke with colleague Nicolle Wallace Tuesday to break down a significant development in the investigation into former President Donald Trump's business.

Trump, who held the post of US president and ran a Republican administration from January 2017 to January 2021, registered as a Republican, a Democrat or an Independent in his earlier years, according to public records.

Vence's research seems to have focused on Trump's longtime chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg in recent weeks.

Trump's ex-personal lawyer Michael Cohen ― jailed for tax evasion and violating campaign finance laws ― was one of his closest henchmen before turning against his former boss and deciding to cooperate with prosecutors.

Last week he attacked James and said he would "overcome" the indictment attempt. His former daughter-in-law, Jen Weisserberg, 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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