The top two prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office charged with going after former President Donald Trump on tax charges have abruptly quit on Wednesday.
Mark Pomerantz and Carey Dunne both walked out after new Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg appeared to lose interest in prosecuting the case.
Dunne has been leading the witch hunt into Trump and his organization since 2018 with little progress. Pomerantz, a former federal prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, was brought into the case in 2021 by then-DA Cyrus Vance to jump start the probe before Vance left office.
As these two leading figures on the investigation exit, many legal experts believe Bragg will moth-ball the partisan investigation.
It would not surprise me to see Pomerantz and Dunne move over to New York Attorney General Letitia James’ own highly partisan investigation into the Trump Organization’s business dealings.
Last week the state’s case won a Manhattan ruling that ordered Trump and two of his children, Ivanka and Donald Jr., to testify in that investigation. That case will be appealed, according to Trump’s lawyers.
Bragg will not formerly come out and say the case is closed, but will put the probe on the shelf for now awaiting any charges coming from the state’s case.
Needless to say, if you are looking at a company for four years and not found anything, then perhaps it wasn’t even smoke you saw never mind a fire.
Like “Russia, Russia, Russia” and the “Ukrainian quid pro quo,” partisan Democratic charges usually mean it’s the left that are the real culprits.