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Donald Trump is indicted by a grand jury in Manhattan

Donald Trump is indicted by a grand jury in Manhattan

It's no secret that President Donald Trump has been the subject of much controversy over the past few years. 

From his questionable business dealings to his inflammatory rhetoric, many people have called for him to be held accountable for his actions.

 The question is: can he actually be indicted by a grand jury? 

The answer is yes - in theory at least. 

According to legal experts, it is possible for a sitting president like Donald Trump to be indicted by a Manhattan grand jury if sufficient evidence exists that suggests criminal activity on their part. However, this would require an extremely complex and lengthy process which could take months or even years before any charges are brought against him in court. 

In order for Donald Trump to potentially face indictment from a Manhattan grand jury, prosecutors must first investigate whether there are grounds upon which they can indict him based on existing laws and statutes regarding criminal behavior such as bribery or obstruction of justice among others . 

Investigation began under Cy Vance

The Prague office indicated as recently as early March that they were about to file charges against Trump after they called the former president to testify before a grand jury investigating the silent money scheme. The law requires potential defendants in New York to be notified and called to appear before a grand jury that weighs the charges. But Trump ultimately refused to appear before the committee.

The long-running investigation first began under Bragg's predecessor, Cy Vance, when Trump was in office. It relates to a $130,000 payment that Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen paid Daniels in late October 2016, days before the 2016 presidential election, to silence her from going public about her alleged affair with Trump a decade earlier. Trump denied the issue.

At issue in the investigation is the amount paid to Daniels and the Trump Organization's payment to Cohen

According to Cohen's federal prosecutors' court filings, Trump Organization executives authorized payments totaling $420,000 to cover his original obligations, payments and taxes of $130,000 and to reward him with a reward.

 The Trump Organization has indicated the reimbursement as a legal expense  on its internal books. Trump denied knowledge of the payment

Once they have gathered enough evidence indicating potential wrongdoing on behalf of President Trump , then they will present their findings before the Grand Jury who will decide whether or not there’s enough proof available that warrants bringing formal charges against Mr .Trump . If so 

then proceedings may begin with either an indictment being handed down immediately after deliberation (which requires only 12 out of 23 members voting in favor)or else through further investigation into other areas where more extensive work needs done prior toof presenting additional evidence before the Grand Jury once again..  

Ultimately though , while it might seem like something achievable given all we know about MrTrump’s activities both publically and privately since taking office –indictment viaaManhattanGrandJuryis still far from certain due largelyto political considerations surroundingthe possibilityof suchan actionbeing takenagainstasittingpresident..