Prosecutors have convened a grand jury to investigate former president Donald Trump's business dealings, and social media users are cautiously optimistic.
The panel will sit three days a week for a lengthier-than-usual six-month term to hear evidence about the Trump Organization, its business practices and its decision makers, including whether the family-owned company manipulated the value of its real estate holdings to defraud banks, insurances companies and the Internal Revenue Service.
Trump, naturally, denounced the grand jury as "purely political" and "a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history," but Twitter users celebrated the news.
@DesignationSix I am going to open up my 2015 Riesling. Hope it's sweet enough... aaah who am I kidding, the Grand… https://t.co/Tgt0RjXi3Q— 🇺🇸ArizonaDemocrat (@🇺🇸ArizonaDemocrat) 1622023934.0
I like ex-presidents who aren't facing a grand jury investigation and possible indictments.— Paul van der Meer (@Paul van der Meer) 1622023515.0
9/ It looks like the DA is moving quickly, and today's announcement and the AG's recent decision to publicly join t… https://t.co/uv04IFdEm2— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti) 1621981306.0
I am not surprised by this at all and have been steadfast in saying the wheels of justice turn slowly but they neve… https://t.co/DP0fNJch0F— Michael Cohen (@Michael Cohen) 1621985808.0
@dlynch_esq @renato_mariotti @BarbaraSakai1 Exactly. Mueller will get him, Cohen will bring him down, he will be im… https://t.co/NxyX71EBJP— Sue (@Sue) 1621986767.0
Somewhere the Qanon folks are telling themselves that the NY grand jury is really investigating Hillary and Obama.— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1621981748.0
The Grand Jury is expected to sit 3 days a week. It probably makes Trump very nervous that they are already working… https://t.co/cj1kSuxWOL— Neal Katyal (@Neal Katyal) 1621981292.0
Is there any more space on the Grand Jury? https://t.co/NmYEt9Clvs— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1621980076.0
Trump's DNA will be easier to get when he's at Rikers. https://t.co/Q65WBqasvO— E. Jean Carroll (@E. Jean Carroll) 1621998668.0
News: Manhattan DA convenes grand jury in Trump criminal probe. My Twitter feed: https://t.co/M8bqvdcDtP— Christopher Bouzy (@Christopher Bouzy) 1621979961.0
TRUMP GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION FUCK YEAH LET'S GO oh my god is it possible to overdose on schadenfreude— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1621978515.0
Trump really wants to tweet about the grand jury now convening in NY to investigate and consider indictments agains… https://t.co/wS5v0CQyrg— George Takei (@George Takei) 1621980925.0
Send me strength today. My aunt and her Trump loving, argumentative boyfriend will be in town. I promised my cousin… https://t.co/UALCooSX5C— Emily (@Emily) 1622023687.0
Sooo... Shall we talk about the fact that a Grand Jury has been convened in criminal probe of Trump Org? Bc for tho… https://t.co/wporpNus8T— Ale (@Ale) 1622023475.0
“A grand jury? That’s all they got? My juries are the best juries. The most beautiful juries you’ve ever seen. They… https://t.co/XZkdhzx66Q— Dan Rather (@Dan Rather) 1621992380.0
Only thing better than flying cross-country for the first time in over a year and landing in perfect LA weather, is… https://t.co/V0kswhbsOw— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas) 1621991939.0