NEW YORK – At the head of the most important criminal investigation against Donald Trump, his family and companies, a Manhattan attorney faces a daunting task in his final months in office and reviews millions of newly acquired pages of financial records relating to the former president.
Manhattan County Attorney Cyrus Vance does not expect re-election, and with 10 months left in his third term, all eyes are on that Democrat from New York and the person who will be elected to succeed him – adding another twist to that. Unprecedented search.
One of the questions discussed publicly among attorneys is whether Vance will act quickly to decide whether to settle the charges or close the investigation before he leaves office – or whether he will leave that decision to his successor.
The Vance attorneys team has been investigating the Trump Organization for more than two years, and this Monday received a major push for the investigation after the Supreme Court authorized investigators to receive Mazars tax returns, financial statements and other records.
There are eight Democratic candidates running in the June primary to succeed Vance – and the winner in Manhattan, who is predominantly Democrat, can win the race in the general election in November.