Special grand jury in Trump criminal investigation likely to expire without charges filed

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s team has presented information  before a special grand jury about their criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump and his businesses. 

However, that jury was impaneled in October and the evidence is set to expire this week, according to a report by The Washington Examiner.

The jury is not expected to be extended pas the end of this week as Bragg has expressed his own doubts about the evidence being brought against Trump, according to sources cited by CNN.

Two high-profile prosecutors have already dropped out of the investigation, both in Feburary. One of the resignations, from Mark Pomerantz, came with a letter that seemed to indicate the current attempted prsecution was not harsh enough.

Pomerantz claimed that Trump was “guilty of numerous felony violations” and insisted Bragg’s decision “not to prosecute Donald Trump now, and on the existing record, is misguided and completely contrary to the public interest.”

Bragg seemed to attempt to clear speculation about the investigation in early April, saying that his office was continuing to work through “documents, interviewing witnesses, and exploring evidence not previously explored.”

According to the Examiner, “Several witnesses, including reporters who spoke with Trump about his personal wealth, have been interviewed by the grand jury.”

Bragg attempted to impress on the empanneled group that New York requires that grand juries be convened “all the time” and any of them could hear the information.

This investigation began under Bragg’s predecessor, Cyrus Vance, to put a microscope over the business engagements of the former president, looking for financial fraud, which is in addition to the civil inquiry run by New York Attorney General Letitia James.