Did Mr Trump buy himself a Manhattan DA?


The two prosecutors leading the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into former President Donald J. Trump and his business practices abruptly resigned on Wednesday amid a monthlong pause in their presentation of evidence to a grand jury, according to people with knowledge of the matter, throwing the future of the high-stakes inquiry into serious doubt.

The prosecutors, Carey R. Dunne and Mark F. Pomerantz, submitted their resignations after the new Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, indicated to them that he had doubts about moving forward with a case against Mr. Trump, the people said.

Mr. Pomerantz confirmed in a brief interview that he had resigned, but declined to elaborate. Mr. Dunne declined to comment.

Without Mr. Bragg’s commitment to move forward, the prosecutors late last month postponed a plan to question at least one witness before the grand jury, one of the people said. They have not questioned any witnesses in front of the grand jury for more than a month, essentially pausing their investigation into whether Mr. Trump inflated the value of his assets to obtain favorable loan terms from banks.

The precise reasons for Mr. Bragg’s pullback are unknown, and he has made few public statements about the status of the inquiry since taking office. In a statement responding to the resignations of the prosecutors, a spokeswoman for Mr. Bragg said that he was “grateful for their service” and that the investigation was ongoing.

Time is running out for this grand jury, whose term is scheduled to expire in April. Prosecutors can ask jurors to vote to extend their term, but generally avoid doing so. They also are often reluctant to impanel a new grand jury after an earlier one has heard testimony, because witnesses could make conflicting statements if asked to testify again.

And without Mr. Dunne, a veteran of the office who has been closely involved with the inquiry for years, and Mr. Pomerantz, a leading figure in New York legal circles who was enlisted to work on it, the yearslong investigation could peter out.

The resignations, following the monthlong pause, mark an unexpected turnabout after the investigation had recently intensified. Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Mr. Bragg’s predecessor, convened the grand jury in the fall, and prosecutors began questioning witnesses before his term concluded at the end of the year. (Mr. Vance did not seek re-election.)

In mid-January, reporters for The Times observed significant activity related to the investigation at the Lower Manhattan courthouse where the grand jury meets, with at least two witnesses visiting the building and staying inside for hours.More at the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/23/nyregion/trump-ny-fraud-investigation.html



Super Anarchist
Well TFG had an entire DOJ working for him and only Barr quit, what are the odds?

Dont go into the swamp unless you’re bringing a machete and a gun.


Ventucky Red

Super Anarchist
Looks like this one might be The Former Guy's bitch.

But, since Ventucky has proclaimed others to be Soros' bitches, it's okay.
As much as I would like to see Trump do a "perp walk", and it "woould be a beeeuteteeful waolk", yule see", I think the state's and fed's case may be stronger.  Why spend the money?  

You keep going after him and he keeps finding a way to wiggle out at some point some judge is going to say enough already and issue some sort of a blanket notice of protection.  Then what are you going to do with your life?

Oh!  Care to ask how many seasoned prosecutors have quit the LA DA office, let alone have called for his resignation?


Sol Rosenberg

Girthy Member
Magadonia Oblast
Where's the Blazing Saddles "I am depressed?"
I look forward to reading some kind of non prosecution letter, if indeed that is the decision. I will be irate, given what we know from the NYAG investigation, but if this ends up not being prosecuted, there will be a reason for it. 

look on the bright side. All of the Principled Patriots would be satisfied that it was not a selective or politically motivated investigation, if their Messiah isn’t charged. 


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