Misleads about Reason for Not Releasing Resignation Letters
…from Glenn Kirschner, with Justice Matters
[ Editor’s Note: I had been sweating this out when the two highly experienced top prosecutors resigned, with the DA not making their letters public. And then he hired a new prosecutor who has not prosecuted a case in 20 years.
I smelled she had been brought in as a placeholder, and it appears that was the case, with Mr. Bragg folding his tent on the Trump case. The champagne corks will be popping at Mar-a-Largo.
Eventually the two prosecutors will release their resignation letters, where I expect the scandal to broaden. We will know more in due time.
While the New Your State AG has been handling the civil trial, I do not know if it could later bring a criminal case. The options should be getting aired over the next few days.
Until then, the Trump energizer bunny continues rolling on… Jim W. Dean ]
First published March 6, 2022
In recent days we learned that the two top prosecutors in the New York District Attorney’s Office heading up the criminal investigation into Donald Trump abruptly resigned.
When the media filed requests to have NY District Attorney Alvin Bragg release the resignation letters of prosecutors Pomerantz and Dunne, Bragg’s office refused, saying the letters contained “too much information” and could compromise the “ongoing investigation.”
The DA’s office also said that suggestions they had abandoned the case against Trump were “not true.” And Bragg even announced he was assigning a new top prosecutor to the Trump case. In short, Bragg conveyed to the public that the Trump investigation was full speed ahead.
As I set out in my MSNBC Daily piece (link below), I was skeptical of Bragg’s stated reasons for refusing to release the resignation letters. Indeed, it seemed unlikely that the two long-time prosecutors would have included all kinds of sensitive investigative information in their letters of resignation.
We now know, courtesy of some deep dive reporting in the New York Times, that even as Bragg was telling the people of New York that the Trump investigation was ongoing, he had already put a stop to the investigation. This lack of candor does a disservice to the people Bragg took an oath to serve.