The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has convened a grand jury as he investigates whether the Trump Organization violated New York state law.
A former federal prosecutor, Renato Mariotti tweeted Tuesday:
“The mere fact that a special grand jury was empaneled does not mean that any particular person will be charged. It does not necessarily mean that Trump himself will be charged.”
“But it is fair to say that Vance’s investigation is far along and that charges are on the horizon.”
4/ This is the second sign in recent days that Vance’s investigation has entered the home stretch.
Recently, NY AG Tish James announced that her office would investigate Trump “along” with the Manhattan DA. This just means that some of her staff are joining the DA’s effort.
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) May 25, 2021
‘This is a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history’
In a statement on Tuesday, Trump said: “This is 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.”
“No other president in history has had to put up with what I have had to,” Mr. Trump said. He promised to fight “like I have been for the last five years.”
“This is purely political, and an affront to the almost 75 million voters who supported me in the Presidential Election, and it’s being driven by highly partisan Democrat prosecutors.” He added in his statement: “Our country is broken, our elections are rigged, corrupt, and stolen, our prosecutors are politicized.”
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