REPORT: Investigation into Trump by Manhattan DA “significantly escalating”

According to a new report from the NY Times, the office of Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has escalated it’s investigation into Trump’s business conduct.

The prosecutors have been seeking to obtain President Trump’s tax returns so they can probe potential financial misconduct.

According to the NY Times, these include “possible insurance, tax and bank-related fraud in the president’s corporate dealings.”

In 2019 Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen said while testifying before Congress Trump had “inflated his total assets when it served his purposes” and “deflated his assets to reduce his real estate taxes.”

However, President Trump has denied any wrongdoing.

The Times writes that the intensifying investigation indicates Trump still faces the potential threat of criminal charges against him once he leaves office.