Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg HAD just about given up on pursuing his predecessor, Cyrus R. Vance Jr’s ., Trump criminal fraud case up to now….
(The NY Attorney General has a civil fraud suit working against Trump)
It seems after the Feds and the Fulton County DA have STAYED on their Trump criminal cases?
Bragg is jumping back in with a new high powered prosecutor hire…
The Manhattan district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, is hiring a former senior Justice Department official with a history of taking on Donald J. Trump and his family business as the office seeks to ramp up its investigation into the former president.
The official, Matthew Colangelo, who before he became a top official at the Justice Department led the New York attorney general’s civil inquiry into Mr. Trump, is likely to become one of the leaders of the district attorney’s criminal inquiry into the former president.
The hire marks the latest turn in a long-running investigation that has proceeded in fits and starts in recent years. When Mr. Bragg took office in January, his predecessor, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., had directed prosecutors to begin presenting evidence about Mr. Trump’s inflation of his assets to a grand jury….
Mr. Colangelo, 48, who also worked in the Obama administration as a senior Labor Department official, will join the district attorney’s office as senior counsel. In addition to helping with its “most sensitive and high-profile white-collar investigations,” he is expected to focus on housing and tenant protection and labor and worker protection, priorities for Mr. Bragg….
The U.S. attorney general, Merrick B. Garland, said in a statement that he had relied on Mr. Colangelo’s “wise counsel and excellent judgment” since his first day in the office….
Mr. Colangelo’s time in the Obama administration, his prior litigation against Mr. Trump’s administration and his role on Ms. James’s inquiry are likely to set off protest from the former president, who has referred to the criminal and civil investigation as a unified “witch hunt.” Some of Ms. James’s lawyers have been detailed to the Manhattan district attorney’s office to work on the criminal inquiry, and one of them, Gary Fishman, is on the trial team prosecuting the Trump Organization….