Yesterday Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg told the media the Trump investigation started by his pressor Sy Vance years ago was ongoing….
There are reports leaking out that Bragg actually has few if anybody actually working the case….
Opposite the New York State Attorney General’s office….
Things seem to be going in the garbage and if the AG’s people do NOT pursue the case from the DA?
Trump won’t have to worry about criminal charges from anyone AGAIN…..
…Inside the DA’s office, the inertia and frustration over Trump potentially avoiding culpability looks worse than ever before.
Yet another prosecutor appears to have been pulled back from the case, according to knowledgeable sources who say it could be further proof of the probe’s failure. And sources now seem to think Trump dodging an indictment is inevitable.
Solomon Shinerock—a lead investigator who helped drive much of the intensive, four-year effort—is no longer as actively involved in the case, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, who all spoke on condition of anonymity.
In recent weeks, Shinerock’s pullback from the team investigating Trump has been conspicuous enough to frustrate some who have been on the prosecutors’ side—and has been noticeable enough to quietly delight lawyers working on the ex-president’s and Trump Organization’s end, sources noted.
Another person familiar with the situation described the current state of the team, which had been investigating Trump, as “gutted” and a “shell” of its former self, even beyond what’s previously been reported. The loss of momentum in this high-profile probe—which some of its former prosecutors believe already produced sufficient evidence to criminally charge Trump—has left several lawyers who’ve worked on the investigation feeling frustrated, and in some cases enraged….
Indeed, last month, Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz abruptly departed, citing their displeasure with Bragg’s refusal to sign off on an indictment of Trump on the criminal charge of falsifying business records, among other allegations.
Dunne, a former prosecutor who made a name for himself defending Wall Street bankers, was the office’s general counsel and successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that his investigators should get Trump’s personal tax documents. Pomerantz, also a former prosecutor, left his white-collar criminal defense role at the high-end Paul Weiss law firm to help bolster the local prosecution office’s massive undertaking.
Shinerock was the third leg of the stool. Multiple witnesses have described him as the point man on the investigation, asking razor-sharp questions that focused on the inner workings of the Trump Organization and any involvement in criminal behavior by its executives….
When Vance announced a year ago that he would not run for reelection, journalists quickly pointed out the potential chaos that could stem from changing leadership amid potentially the greatest prosecutorial endeavor yet for this New York County office. Those concerns seemed heightened when Bragg, a former federal prosecutor and public defender, assumed the role of DA in January.
Bragg was immediately placed on the defensive when his “Day 1 Memo” received a flood of criticism for appearing “soft on crime.” At the time, Congressman Tom Suozzi—who is now running for New York governor—and others called on Gov. Kathy Hochul to replace Bragg for allegedly neglecting his duties. Those calls have only grown louder since news last month that the Trump investigation is going sideways because of Bragg’s reluctance to file charges….