Grand Jury Reportedly Convened to Hear Evidence in Trump Criminal Probe

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Trump issued a statement in reaction to the news, blasting the purported move as "a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history".

The panel was recently convened by the Manhattan district attorney's office, and will hear evidence in other cases as well, the sources told the Post. The high court first found that Trump was not absolutely immune from criminal investigation as president, by a 7-2 margin in the prosecutor's favor.

A spokesman for Vance refused to comment when contacted by AFP.

Daniel R. Alonso, a former top deputy to Vance who is now a white-collar defense lawyer, said convening a special grand jury typically means that "it's highly likely they're going to be presenting charges against someone".

But in his blog Tuesday, Trump accused prosecutors of targeting him for the Russian Federation investigation, which has nothing to do with the case in NY.

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".

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They say the jury will consider evidence gathered during investigations into Mr Trump's business dealings and the alleged payment of hush money to women on his behalf.

Last week, Letitia James, the top prosecutor in NY state, said her inquiry into the Trump Organization was now a criminal probe.

The outlet added that "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 Trump Organization did not respond to an AFP request for comment on Tuesday.

Investigators are notably looking into the remuneration of key executives at the Trump Organization, according to the Post.

Investigators believe Weisselberg knows all of the Trump family secrets and have been putting pressure on him for months to cooperate with their investigation.

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