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Report: D.A. convenes grand jury expected to hear Trump investigation evidence

Manhattan's district attorney recently convened a grand jury that is expected to weigh whether to indict former President Donald Trump and other executives at the Trump Organization, two people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post.

The grand jury will meet three times a week for six months, and will likely hear evidence from other investigations beyond the Trump case, the Post reports. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. started the probe into Trump and his business in 2018, and the new grand jury suggests he found evidence of a crime committed by Trump or someone else in the Trump Organization, the Post says.

People with knowledge of the district attorney's investigation say it is expansive and looks at Trump's business practices prior to the 2016 presidential election, compensation received by top Trump Organization executives, and whether the values of Trump Organization properties were inflated to secure loans and get tax benefits.