Donald Trump: Accusation of turning away black New Yorkers from renting kicked-off 50 years of probes on many fronts

Mr Trump has long decried the Manhattan investigation as ‘the greatest witch hunt in history’ (Evan Vucci/AP)

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For a half-century, Donald Trump has portrayed himself as the consummate dealmaker - and the ultimate escape artist, a serial entrepreneur turned politician who managed to avoid major consequences despite having been investigated in every decade of his adult life by federal and state agencies, by bankers and casino regulators, by legions of prosecutors and competitors.