Since Trump became a subject of the grand jury’s investigation, employees from his companies were interviewed. I think the grand jury will help to push ahead Trump’s case with an indictment. The now ex-president power is unlimited; thus, he considers himself privileged before the law. If he were simply charged, it would not be enough to prove the crimes he might have committed. Therefore, the grand jury is a powerful investigative tool even though the process may take up to several years.
I consider this investigation held by Vance’s office to be purely political due to the fact that Trump hid his tax reports during his election campaign. Once the subpoenas were sent to his company, Mazarts, they were ignored as the organization could not comply with tax returns reports. Apparently, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance considered his actions illegal and did not consider presidential immunity to criminal processes. Moreover, these events took place during the election of 2020, and perhaps Trump’s opponents wanted to depose him to prevent the occurrence of other crimes. Therefore, the conflict has more of a political nature but it has a serious legitimate basis.
To my mind, despite the president’s immunity privileges, they should be subjected to any criminal investigation over the practices that occurred before and after their presidency. It should not be possible that even a political leader could disregard the law because every citizen of the state must be equal before it. It may be noted that some presidents stretch the limits of their authority in order to block investigation processes against them and maintain their grip on power. The biggest question here is how to address these illegal acts.