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NY prosecutor probing Trump will not seek re-election

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The Manhattan District Attorney overseeing a criminal probe into former president Donald Trump's business will not seek re-election in November.

The announcement Friday by Cyrus Vance Jr. not to seek a fourth term raises questions about the timing of the investigation into Trump.

Vance's office has said in court filings it is looking into "possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct" at the former president's Trump Organization, including tax and insurance fraud and falsification of business records.

Among those cooperating with investigators: Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen.

The investigation got a boost last month after the Supreme Court ruled Vance's office's could review eight years of Trump's tax returns.

Trump's accountants at Mazars turned over millions of pages to the DA.

If indicted, Trump would be the first former president to face criminal prosecution.

Vance gave no specific reason for his decision not to run again.

In a statement, he said, "I never imagined myself as District Attorney for decades like my predecessors."

The probe into Trump could continue beyond Vance's tenure. He's tapped a former federal prosecutor, Mark Pomerantz to oversee the investigation.

Trump is also being investigated in Georgia for allegedly trying to overturn that state's 2020 election results, a step that could lead to a criminal investigation bylocal authorities

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