The Manhattan District Attorney in New York will meet with a grand jury that is expected to decide whether to sue former President Donald Trump.
The fact that he is ready to meet with the members of the jury, hints that he thinks there is enough evidence for a criminal offense by Mr. Trump, someone close to him or his company, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday evening.
“The jury was recently selected and will meet three days a week for six months,” the newspaper said, citing two sources familiar with the incident, without identifying them.
“We may hear some issues – not just the Trump issue – during her term, which is longer than usual for a large New York state jury,” they said.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has been investigating Mr. Trump’s business relationship before he was president for more than two years.
His office has said in court deposits that it was investigating “possible large-scale and long-term criminal acts” in the Trump Organization, including tax and insurance fraud and the falsification of business records.
A spokesman for Mr. Vance, Danny Frost, declined to comment on the Washington Post report.
The paper reports that the move shows that Mr. Vance’s investigation is at an advanced stage and that he believes he has “found evidence of a crime – that even if it was not carried out by Mr. Trump, it was carried out by someone close to him or by his company.” his. ”
The New York Attorney General’s Office said a week ago that it had opened a criminal investigation against Mr. Trump’s company, increasing the legal risk to former President Trump and his family.
Attorney General Letitia James is investigating whether the Trump Organization falsely reported property values to secure loans and provide economic and tax benefits.
Mr. Trump, who left office in January, has denied any wrongdoing.
Last week he attacked Ms. James, saying “we will overcome” any attempt at prosecution./ VOA