New York prosecutors have convened a grand jury that is expected to decide whether to indict former President Donald Trump, suggesting they may have found evidence of a crime, US media reported on Tuesday.
The development is the latest step towards the 74-year-old Trump, who left the White House in January, possibly becoming the first-ever ex-US leader to face criminal charges.
Trump fired off a statement in response to the reports, rejecting the investigation as “purely political” and “a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history.”
“It’s never stopped… No other President in history has had to put up with what I have had to,” he wrote.
According to the Washinton Post, the grand jury was set up recently and will sit three days a week for six months, citing two unnamed people familiar with the case.
The panel is also hearing several matters unrelated to Trump’s case, the paper added.