The legal threats to Donald Trump and his business empire intensified after a New York attorney general pointed out that the long-term scrutiny of these corporations makes them criminals – not just commonplace practices.
The study, led by Letitia James, the state attorney general, is part of following two cases of Trump and his business. Some are happening with the office of Cyrus Vance, the Manhattan attorney, which focuses on crime rather than on crime.
A spokesman for James said: “We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the commission is no longer routine. We are now actively investigating the Trump administration as a criminal and the Manhattan DA.”
In a lengthy speech, Trump dismissed probes as “the most witch-hunt in U.S. history.”
“There is nothing more damaging than a criminal investigation,” the former president said, and the investigation was censored to prevent him from summoning to the White House.
Trump’s party did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The purpose of the study, according to the people involved, was whether the company was fraudulent by raising the cost of certain items in order to protect the bank’s debt while reducing taxes.
The inquiry came out in reports in 2018 that Michael Cohen, a one-time President’s attorney, had arranged for “money” to be paid to women who claimed to be having an affair with Trump. Cohen, who was convicted of three years in prison after admitting several state lawsuits, he told Congress that he was later reimbursed with funds from the Trump administration that were listed as legal tender.
A spokesman for James’ investigation said investigating the case would not eliminate the possibility of further litigation.
Both offices have received support from their former daughter-in-law Allen Weisselberg, Trump’s chief financial officer.
It is not uncommon for the attorney general’s office to notify the party when a civil lawsuit has been filed, “said Michael Bachner, a New York lawyer.
Mr Bachner said it was unclear whether James and Vance were following the same or different charges.