Bragg's Top Trump Prosecutor Comes Under Official Investigation

Bragg's Top Trump Prosecutor Comes Under Official Investigation

Representative Jim Jordan has reached out to Attorney General Merrick Garland, requesting records related to a former senior employee of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

In his letter dated April 30, the Chair of the House Committee on the Judiciary stated that the committee is conducting oversight regarding what he termed as "politically motivated prosecutions," particularly those initiated last year against former President Donald Trump.

Jordan specifically sought records concerning former Acting Associate Attorney General Matthew Colangelo, a key figure in New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office leading the prosecution of Trump on 34 counts of first-degree falsification of business records.

While such offenses are typically prosecuted as misdemeanors, Bragg argues that Trump's alleged falsification, aimed at influencing an election, elevates the charges to felonies, as reported by Fox News.

The case against Colangelo heavily relies on the testimony of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who previously faced DOJ investigation and pleaded guilty to eight charges.

Jordan underscored the gravity of Bragg's prosecution of Trump, expressing concerns over potential politicization within the Biden Justice Department. He emphasized the perceived conflict in having a former senior DOJ official lead the prosecution of Biden's primary political opponent.

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The letter requests copies of communications related to Trump between Colangelo and various government offices involved in ongoing criminal prosecutions against the former president. This includes correspondence with the New York County District Attorney's Office, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, and the DOJ's Special Counsel's Office.

Additionally, Jordan seeks documents related to Colangelo's DOJ employment history and those connected to Cohen's convictions.

The letter sets a deadline of May 14 for the turnover of these documents, although it acknowledges the challenge of meeting this timeframe.

Meanwhile, the hush money case, part of Bragg's prosecution, commenced witness testimony on April 22 and is anticipated to last six to eight weeks, according to The Associated Press.

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