How the next Manhattan DA could impact the Trump investigation:
The next Manhattan district attorney will almost certainly inherit a high-profile probe into the Trump Organization, which has raised the stakes in Tuesday's primary.
Special grand jury convened in Trump probeThe move by the Manhattan district attorney could lead to indictments for the former president, his family or his company. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt reports.James Devaney/GC Images via Getty Images, FILEThe winner of Tuesday's Democratic primary
for Manhattan district attorney will almost certainly inherit a high-profile and politically sensitive probe into the Trump Organization -- a likelihood that raises the stakes in an already heated race for one of the nation's most coveted prosecutorial offices.
Launched in 2018, the burgeoning investigation into former presidentnamesake firm has spilled into public view in recent weeks as outgoing district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. weighs the decision about whether or not to bring charges.Aspecial grand juryimpaneled by Vance's office has already called several witnesses to provide testimony as it considers whether criminal charges are warranted against the former president, his company, or any of its employees, sources previously told ABC News. headtopics.com
Sources familiar with the investigation say that Vance is expected to decide how to move forward with the case before his term ends in January, which would likely leave his successor to see any prosecutions through to trial.MORE: Manhattan district attorney convenes special grand jury in Trump probe: Sources
The eight Democrats running to replace Vance have largely deflected queries about how they would handle the politically fraught case. But several have pledged to enact tough penalties if the Trump Organization or any of its employees are found to have broken the law.
"While I can't say what I will specifically do without seeing all the facts and the evidence, if Donald Trump or any of the Trumps committed crimes in Manhattan, I will prosecute them," candidate Eliza Orlins, a public defender, told The Associated Press last month.
New York state assembly member Dan Quart told the AP that, if elected, he would"certainly prosecute" if there was"evidence a serious crime has been committed.""That would be true for the president as much as it's true for anyone else," Quart said. headtopics.com
And in November, former assistant district attorney Lucy Lang tweeted,"No one is above the law. The #ManhattanDA investigations into Donald Trump must continue."In addition to Orlins, Quart and Lang, the leading DA contenders include former federal prosecutors Alvin Bragg and Tali Farhadian Weinstein, civil rights lawyer Tahanie Aboushi, and former prosecutors Elizabeth Crotty and Diana Florence.
Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images, FILEManhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. speaks at the press conference in New York, Feb. 24, 2020.Because of New York's overwhelmingly Democratic voting base, the winner of Tuesday's primary is expected to sail to victory in November.
Vance, who announced in March that he would not seek reelection after 12 years as DA, launched his investigation into the Trump Organization nearly three years ago, spurred by the congressional testimony of Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen.Read more: ABC News »
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Tentacles of Manhattan DA's Trump probe reach former bodyguard CalamariNew York prosecutors involved in a sweeping probe of the Trump Organization are investigating Matthew Calamari, a former Donald Trump bodyguard who's now a top executive at the former president's company, a person familiar with the matter says. His close confidante Jimmy mozzarella is testifying against him Mathew Calamari 🤣😂🤣😂 it’s like he’s a cartoon trump is gonna drag everyone down with him lol
'Russian roulette': DA vet's prison warning to Trump exec...he will sell you outCitizen Donald Trump’s money man Allen Weisselberg continues to resist cooperating with prosecutors as the DA presses for 'evidence implicating Trump,' according to the Washington Post. The Post also reports that prosecutors are now closing in on Trump’s former bodyguard turned Trump Organization executive as the investigation heats up. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent breaks down the latest updates in the case with NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray, former RNC Chair Michael Steele, and Tristan Snell, a prosecutor who helped lead the investigation of Trump University. AriMelber This is so msnbc. This headline speaks to the length of spin they will use against anyone they are told or paid to hate. So broad and vague as to not allow a full and complete honest judgement. AriMelber Fishing expedition for a crime? AriMelber Trump is their favorite person.
Pressure mounts on Trump Organization CFO to cooperate against Donald TrumpThe Trump Organization's chief financial officer is staring down a decision: whether to cooperate with prosecutors against former President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization or potentially face criminal tax-related charges 🤮 Talk or take the needle If CNN continues to refuse to report on Biden’s scandals I’m not interested in any Trump lies they have to pedal.
Wash Post’s Fahrenthold believes Trump Org. CFO Weisselberg will not break away from TrumpDavid Farenthold on why Trump Org. CFO Allen Weisselberg is the clear link needed to prosecute the former president, but argues that he will stay loyal. 'He's been with Trump for 30, 40 something years and he doesn't seem to be breaking away from him now'
Will Trump Supporters’ Election Denialism Cause Another January 6?The labeling of Mike Pence as a “traitor” on Friday and the growing agita over Arizona’s soon-to-be-concluded 2020 election audit could signal another blowup on the horizon. Yes. On a national scale.
Authors of new book allege Trump recommended sending COVID-infected Americans returning from overseas to GuantanamoDonald Trump allegedly recommended sending infected Americans seeking to come home from overseas, in February 2020 as COVID surged, to Guantanamo Bay. Joy comments on a new book about more allegations of the former president’s COVID-19 response failures in this edition of ‘The Absolute Worst.’ JoyAnnReid Still probably a better idea than packing them into nursing homes JoyAnnReid wow JoyAnnReid Looking at the source, and who's reporting it. I'm calling bullshit.