/ 20 May 2021

Trump investigation takes a turn

He might be out of the White House, but he’s not far from the thoughts of New York’s top law officers. Yesterday, it was confirmed that the state’s Attorney General Letitia James is conducting a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business operations. Her office had been looking into civil claims of manipulating the value of assets to gain favourable loan terms and tax benefits. And there was no explanation why the investigation has taken a criminal turn and no certainty that it will end in criminal charges against Trump or his sons. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office run by Cyrus Vance Jr has been conducting a criminal inquiry into the Trump Organisation’s dealings since 2019. A heads up: both James and Vance are Democrats. Trump responded saying there is “nothing more corrupt than an investigation that is in desperate search of a crime”.

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