The grand jury had been extended several times, but will not be renewed again.
- A special grand jury that heard evidence in the criminal investigation into President Donald J. Trump expires at the end of the week and will not be extended, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.
- The special grand jury was empaneled last fall, but had stopped hearing evidence once Alvin Bragg became district attorney in Manhattan in January, raising questions about the strength of the case and whether prosecutors Mark Pomerantz and Cary Dunne had amassed all the elements required to prove it, ABC reports.
- Trump has denied wrongdoing.
WHAT DA BRAGG SAID LAST APRIL:
“The team working on this investigation is comprised of dedicated, experienced career prosecutors. They are going through documents, interviewing witnesses, and exploring evidence not previously explored,” Bragg said in a statement. “In the long and proud tradition of white-collar prosecutions at the Manhattan D.A.’s Office, we are investigating thoroughly and following the facts without fear or favor.”
- The investigation began in 2018 under Bragg’s predecessor, Cyrus Vance, to examine if the former president or his businesses engaged in financial fraud.
- Trump, whose Trump Organization is also facing a civil inquiry run by New York Attorney General Letitia James, has denied any wrongdoing and claimed he is being attacked by politically motivated prosecutors.