Former US legal professional Preet Bharara says Trump faces a "good likelihood of indictment" in NYC
One of Donald Trump's first actions as President was the dismissal of US attorney Preet Bharara. The move was widely condemned. Bharara had become a hero in New York after pursuing a series of the city's worst financial scams.
The former US attorney now works as a respected scholar at NYU and hosts a few podcasts. Bharara recently spoke to Slates Dahlia Lithwick about Trump's legal troubles in New York City.
Lithwick asked: "His tax returns are in the hands of Cyrus Vance Jr., the Manhattan District Attorney. You're working to turn people around in the Trump organization. I wonder which piece of it are you watching or are you just seeing everything? What do you expect in terms of accountability and the feeling that this is all coming to an end? "
Bharara replied: "What we know most directly and most prominently is what you mentioned, the Manhattan District Attorney's investigation into Trump's finances and business relationships. I don't know because I wasn't on the grand jury and I didn't interview the witnesses. Cy Vance doesn't call me and tell me things, but there are some signals. "
The former US attorney continued: "He (Cy Vance) did something else that is less common which is to hire an outside attorney, Mark Pomerantz, who is a very well respected and respected attorney in New York. I'm not going to put too much emphasis on it, but it seems like the kind of move you make when you think there will be an indictment or there is a good chance of an indictment because it's a pretty public matter , to do that . ”
Democrats have been eagerly awaiting charges against Trump in New York City. And while these things tend to take time, the ex-president's walls seem to be crumbling.
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