New York prosecutors have convened a special grand jury to examine evidence and potentially decide whether to issue charges in connection with an investigation into former President Donald Trump’s trade relations.
The Washington Post, Associated Press and ABC News reported on the development on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. has been investigating things like money payments to women on behalf of Trump for two years while campaigning for the presidency, tax breaks claimed by his company, and relationships. of Trump with financial lenders.
The investigation included obtaining years of Trump’s tax record after a legal battle that hit the Supreme Court.
Trump has dismissed the investigation as a “witch hunt.”
“This is purely political and an affront to the nearly 75 million voters who supported me in the presidential election, and is being driven by very partisan Democratic prosecutors,” Trump said in a statement Tuesday.
No former U.S. president has ever been charged with a crime.