Crooked Manhattan DA Cy Vance convened a special grand jury that is expected to consider whether to indict President Trump in the SDNY’s probe of the Trump Organization, The Associated Press reported.
The Washington Post, citing two people familiar with the matter, reported that the panel could also indict other executives at the Trump Organization.
The grand jury will sit for three days a week for six months, according to the newspaper.
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Vance has been using an investigative grand jury through the course of his probe to issue subpoenas and obtain documents. That panel kept working while other grand juries and court activities were shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The investigation includes scrutiny of Trump’s relationship with his lenders; a land donation he made to qualify for an income tax deduction; and tax write-offs his company claimed on millions of dollars in consulting fees it paid.
The new grand jury could eventually be asked to consider returning indictments. While working on that case, it also will be hearing other matters. The Post reported that the grand jury will meet three days a week for six months.
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced last week that the Trump Organization is now under “criminal” investigation.
The New York Attorney General’s office told PIX11 that Letitia James is looking into whether the Trump Organization lied about the worth of its assets in order to take out loans.
“We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature,” Fabien Levy, a spokesperson for James said in a statement to PIX11 News. “We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA. We have no additional comment at this time.”
James’ office gave no reason for expanding the investigation into the Trump Organization but we know it’s purely political.
It was recently reported that law enforcement officials in Palm Beach County, Florida are preparing for the real possibility that crooked Manhattan DA Cy Vance may indict Trump while he’s at Mar-a-Lago.
Two officials told Politico Playbook that there could be “thorny extradition issues” because Governor DeSantis, a staunch Trump ally, has the power to intervene.