The Manhattan district attorney has convened a grand jury to decide whether to indict former President Trump, other executives, or the Trump Organization itself, if criminal charges are brought. The news suggests the DA’s investigation is at an advanced stage. New York’s attorney general recently announced her office launched a criminal investigation into Trump and was working alongside the Manhattan DA. Investigators have been looking into financial crimes at the Trump Organization, including possible tax fraud.
In other news about Trump’s legal troubles, the former president argued Monday he possesses “absolute immunity” from a lawsuit filed by California Congressmember Eric Swalwell over his role in inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The lawsuit says, “The horrific events of January 6 were a direct and foreseeable consequence of [Trump’s] unlawful actions. As such [Trump is] responsible for the injury and destruction that followed.”