New grand jury reportedly seated for next stage of Trump investigation
May 26 2021
It is not yet clear when, or even if, the grand jury will be asked to consider returning any indictments.
The WashingtonPost reports the grand jury panel has already convened and is anticipated to sit three days a week for six months.
"We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA", Mr Levy said.
The former president went on to say, "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". It is being promoted by prosecutors.
Vence's office said in court filings that it was investigating "probably widespread and protracted criminal activity" at the Trump Organization.
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.
In recent months, Vance hired former mafia prosecutor Mark Pomerantz to help run the investigation and has been interviewing witnesses, including Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
A spokesman for Vance refused to comment when contacted by AFP. Next month's election is nearly certain to decide who it will be. Last week, he released a 909-word statement skewering Vance and the state's attorney general, Tish James, and accusing them of political persecution. He contends the investigations are a "witch hunt" and part of a Democratic plot to silence his voters and block him from running for president again.
"No other President in history has had to put up with what I have had to", raged Trump, who described the investigations as "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". By doing so, he supported Vance's investigation.
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.
His former daughter-in-law, Jen Weisselberg, has given investigators reams of documents as they look into how some Trump employees were compensated with apartments or school tuition.
Allen Weisserberg was summoned in a James civil investigation and witnessed twice previous year.