WaPo: Vance Has Convened A Grand Jury To Consider Trump Indictment

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has convened a special grand jury to hear evidence about potential charges in his investigation of the Trump Organization, the Washington Post reported.

Citing two anonymous sources, the newspaper reported that the grand jury has begun to meet recently, but did not specify a start date.

Vance has been investigating Trump for more than two years. A grand jury issued a subpoena for the former president’s tax returns in August 2019, which Trump successfully fought off until after the 2020 election.

During that time, Vance has suggested in public filings that bank, insurance, and tax fraud all may be focuses of the probe.

The investigation has heated up in recent months, as New York Attorney General Letitia James joined the investigation with Vance. James’s probe began with testimony from former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen that Trump would inflate or deflate the value of his assets for lending or tax purposes, while Vance’s probe reportedly began with Cohen’s testimony about the Stormy Daniels hush money payments.

The Post described Vance’s probe as “expansive,” saying that he has been focusing on Trump’s business career before he ran for president.

Read the article here.

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  1. Kudos to Vance for moving this forward. Based on what Cohen had testified to and the NYT piece on the Trump family’s almost incessant pattern of tax and real estate fraud, I have little doubt that if folks apply the facts to the law that charges will follow.

    The DOJ should be embarrassed that holding Trump accountable is being left to local DAs. We have obstruction of the Mueller probe, the Cohen-Daniels matter, Ukraine and Jan 6. No excuses for not convening a major federal investigation against Trump. Just get to it.

  2. Avatar for jrw jrw says:

    I’ll sacrifice a goat if that will ensure an indictment.

  3. Avatar for tena tena says:

    I am smiling alllllll over.

    Finally something concrete. Yes!

    @jrw - Don’t sacrifice that goat just yet. It happens sometimes that GJ’s don’t indict, but you can be damn sure that with a fish this big Vance is damn sure he has the evidence to get a GJ to indict the motherfucker.

  4. fat donnie may not be a ham sandwich, but he is certainly a ham, and a tube steak.

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