The NY Attorney General's investigation into the Trump Organization has officially become a criminal investigation, and things just got real interesting as this means both the federal and state probes are now criminal.
New York Attorney General Letitia James is joining the Manhattan district attorney's office in a criminal investigation of the Trump Organization, James' office said Tuesday.
The attorney general office's investigation into the Trump Organization, which has been underway since 2019, will also continue as an ongoing civil probe, but the office recently informed Trump Organization officials of the criminal component.
"We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature. We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA," James' spokesman Fabien Levy told CNN. "We have no additional comment."
A lawyer for the Trump Organization declined to comment when reached by CNN.
James' office is working with Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance's Office, whose wide-sweeping probe into the Trump Organization has looked into whether the company misled lenders and insurance companies about the value of properties and whether it paid the appropriate taxes.
Vance's office is examining millions of pages of documents that include Trump's tax returns.
A person familiar with the investigation said a couple of investigators with the New York attorney general's office, who are steeped in knowledge about the Trump Organization, have joined the district attorney's team. A different person familiar with the matter said the New York attorney general is still conducting a civil investigation.
I still don't think the probe will result in criminal charges however, or any charges against Trump. Doing so would almost certainly lead to a massive terrorist attack or series of attacks in New York City that would make January 6 and even 9/11 look like a picnic.
Yes, the Biden administration would quickly restore order, but that would result in lots of other pop-up attacks all over the place, and governors in some states aren't going to cooperate even if charges are filed.
Still, it is one step closer to Trump getting what he deserves, and what America needs to happen.