(FiveNation.com)- An investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business activities in Manhattan appears to have flopped, as a special grand jury has ceased considering potential evidence in the case.
According to ABC News, the grand jury’s term is slated to expire at the end of the week and will not be extended. According to the network, when Alvin Bragg became Manhattan’s district attorney in January, grand jurors stopped hearing evidence.
The New York Times believes this is one of the signs that Trump will not be prosecuted in Manhattan in the near future. Perhaps, not at all.
The Times says three crucial witnesses have not been contacted by the district attorney in months and have not been invited to testify. District attorney Bragg, who had been working on the probe, has ended his case. In February, two criminal prosecutors, Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz, resigned after Bragg expressed reservations about pursuing a case against Donald Trump and his businesses. In his resignation letter, Pomerantz said he believed Trump “is guilty of numerous felony violations.”
According to ABC News, Bragg’s spokesperson declined to comment. Instead, she offered a statement given by the district attorney last month, which stated that the criminal investigation was still ongoing. The information claimed the Manhattan D.A.’s Office was still investigating and pursuing evidence.
According to the New York Times, prosecutors could still appoint a new grand jury, and Bragg’s prosecutors have continued issuing subpoenas.
One subpoena was issued to an unnamed major bank, and another was sent to the Trump Organization. A third subpoena went to the New York City agency that tracks municipal vendors. Bragg claimed that his office was interviewing new witnesses and examining new evidence.
However, the Times believes the latest developments indicate that Trump is unlikely to face further charges as long as Bragg remains the district attorney.
Donald Trump has frequently blasted the New York inquiries as politically motivated and unfounded, claiming in a statement that Democrat prosecutors were spending “record amounts of time, energy, and money attempting to ‘get Trump.'”