Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance made it clear on Monday that he is conducting a criminal investigation into the financial activities of Donald Trump, according to court documents.
Earlier, the Grand jury requested financial documents of the Trump Organization; lawyers said that this demand should be rejected as a politically motivated prosecution of the President.
However, Prosecutor Vance did not agree with them and demanded that the court reject the request of Trump’s lawyers. In doing so, he referred to “public reports of widespread and long-term criminal activity in the Trump Organization.”
The dispute over Trump’s finances with the district attorney has been going on for a long time, but this is the first time possible “criminal activity” has been mentioned.
Earlier, the US Supreme Court rejected the request of Trump’s lawyers to close the case about his finances, which is being led by the district attorney. However, the court allowed the President’s lawyers to continue their dispute with prosecutors in a lower court.
At the same time, the Supreme Court supported Trump in terms of his objections to similar demands from Democrats in Congress to provide financial documents.