Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is an interesting man. He can cause Donald Trump to tremble with just three words. Vance has expanded the impact of the Manhattan District Attorney beyond the Office’s traditional courtroom role to encompass “reform of the criminal legal system, and the proactive prevention of cybercrime, terrorism, trafficking, and other 21st-century criminal threats.”
He is committed to right-sizing justice reform, too, according to the Manhattan D.A. site:
‘He established the first] New York Conviction Integrity Program, College-in-Prison Program, Citywide Supervised Release Program, Implicit Bias Review, and Equity and Social Justice Advisory Board.’
Vance’s words match his actions. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, he agreed to release over 300 New York inmates from Rikers Prison. He reduced Manhattan’s jail population a full 45 percent. In addition, he lobbied the U.S. Small Business Administration to change its history of excluding those with criminal records from the Paycheck Protection Program.
The Yale University and Georgetown University Law Center graduate responded when the Supreme Court turned down Trump’s request to keep his financial records out of the hands of a grand jury. He sent his message via tweet:
‘The work continues.’
Vance’s investigation has been the most likely to cause Trump, his eldest three children, and the Trump Organization to face criminal charges.
He required Trump’s tax returns to complete his investigation and for all intents and purposes confirm criminal behavior in the form of bank and tax fraud.
Vance recently invited onboard a former federal prosecutor and expert in white-collar and organized crimes. That meant that the former president and his businesses would be considered a criminal organization. In addition, the DA subpoenaed the New York City Tax Commission.
Trump has had trouble attracting good attorneys to defend him in recent years, as was apparent in his second impeachment trial. Part of the reason was that he has a record of not paying his legal bills. In addition, 45 has not treated people in his employee well.
Beginning in 2011, the ex-president has been ordered to release his financial records, especially his tax returns. The Supreme Court’s latest ruling ordering him to do so may mean Trump and his family could be facing criminal charges.
Under Vance’s guidance:
‘[New York was safer from] international cybercrime, white nationalist terrorism, human trafficking, and the national rape kit backlog. D.A. Vance co-founded and co-chairs Prosecutors Against Gun Violence and the Global Cyber Alliance, and in Washington, D.C., he successfully advocated on behalf of New Yorkers to stop the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act and enact the first-ever Congressional appropriations toward ending the rape kit backlog.’
Twitter world went nuts when they saw Trump tremble. Take a look at some of our favorite responses below:
“You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in”
They all knew. pic.twitter.com/UM4v1KdWMP
— JORGE NY #WearAMask 🗽🌊💙 (@JORGE_C_NY) February 22, 2021
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