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Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:37 PM

Now we know why DA Brag refused to release letters of resignation

A top prosecutor who abruptly left the Manhattan DA's office said in his resignation letter there's 'no doubt' that Trump committed 'numerous' felonies

One of the two top prosecutors who suddenly left the Manhattan district attorney's office last month said in his resignation letter that he believes former President Donald Trump is guilty of "numerous" felonies, The New York Times reported.

"The team that has been investigating Mr. Trump harbors no doubt about whether he committed crimes — he did," the prosecutor, Mark Pomerantz, said in his resignation latter, according to The Times.

Pomerantz and Carey Dunne, the other senior prosecutor who was leading the DA's criminal investigation into the Trump Organization's business dealings, resigned in February after the new district attorney, Alvin Bragg, expressed doubts about moving forward with a case against the former president.

Pomerantz said in his resignation letter, dated February 23, that Trump was in fact "guilty of numerous felony violations" and that it would be a "grave failure of justice" to not hold him accountable for his actions, according to The Times.

https://www.businessinsider.com/former-manhattan-da-prosecutor-thinks-trump-committed-numerous-felonies-2022-3?amp

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Reply Now we know why DA Brag refused to release letters of resignation (Original post)
JohnSJ Mar 2022 OP
PJMcK Mar 2022 #1
Chin music Mar 2022 #45
Joinfortmill Mar 2022 #2
JohnSJ Mar 2022 #3
PatSeg Mar 2022 #34
lagomorph777 Mar 2022 #38
brer cat Mar 2022 #4
ForgedCrank Mar 2022 #28
atreides1 Mar 2022 #29
ForgedCrank Mar 2022 #31
flying_wahini Mar 2022 #5
SoonerPride Mar 2022 #6
Takket Mar 2022 #7
PoliticAverse Mar 2022 #10
Chin music Mar 2022 #46
Marcuse Mar 2022 #20
Sneederbunk Mar 2022 #8
gab13by13 Mar 2022 #11
Sneederbunk Mar 2022 #13
Chin music Mar 2022 #47
elleng Mar 2022 #9
SunSeeker Mar 2022 #19
GB_RN Mar 2022 #23
SunSeeker Mar 2022 #24
Princess Turandot Mar 2022 #25
Danascot Mar 2022 #33
Danascot Mar 2022 #35
elleng Mar 2022 #37
Chin music Mar 2022 #48
BradAllison Mar 2022 #50
lindysalsagal Mar 2022 #12
KPN Mar 2022 #17
MoonlitKnight Mar 2022 #26
uponit7771 Mar 2022 #36
Chin music Mar 2022 #53
LowerManhattanite Mar 2022 #14
doc03 Mar 2022 #15
NewHendoLib Mar 2022 #16
Celerity Mar 2022 #18
Elessar Zappa Mar 2022 #41
KS Toronado Mar 2022 #21
ZonkerHarris Mar 2022 #22
LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2022 #27
msfiddlestix Mar 2022 #54
BSdetect Mar 2022 #30
Demsrule86 Mar 2022 #32
Patterson Mar 2022 #39
JohnSJ Mar 2022 #40
Patterson Mar 2022 #42
JohnSJ Mar 2022 #43
shanti Mar 2022 #44
RANDYWILDMAN Mar 2022 #49
Meowmee Mar 2022 #51
JohnSJ Mar 2022 #52

Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:40 PM

1. Bragg sucks (n/t)

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:41 PM

2. Something very fishy here.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:42 PM

3. It sure seems so

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 12:19 PM

34. Very fishy indeed

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 02:27 PM

38. Need to investigate Bragg.

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:43 PM

4. I hope that some day we will learn why Bragg didn't continue.

It doesn't make sense to drop a case when the two top investigators have found the evidence they need.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 01:54 AM

28. I recon that

is likely the snag. They say nothing of evidence, they just say they are convinced he committed felonies. That won't work in court.
The good news is that they are continuing the investigation, so let's hope they are able to come up with something of substance that can actually be proven.

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Response to ForgedCrank (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 09:41 AM

29. Okay

Perhaps Pomerantz is making his statement based on the evidence that he had access to!

Just because Bragg is "continuing" the investigation, doesn't mean that he's actually continuing the investigation!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #29)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 10:11 AM

31. I don't necessarily

disagree with any of what you said, it's just a sad truth that solid evidence is required.
If he submits this with inadequate evidence, he can't just keep going back and doing it over and over again until one finally sticks with a grand jury. I don't think we really know for sure if he is trying to squash this for nefarious reasons, or if it is the evidence issue. It's just worth considering was my only real point. My hope is that he is on the trail, but holding back until he has something solid enough to survive the scrutiny of the courts.

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:43 PM

5. Is it to prod the DOJ to assign special federal prosecutor?

Or is that even possible?

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:43 PM

6. Trump always gets away with it

The rich (or pretend rich) never face Justice.

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:50 PM

7. How do we get rid of Bragg?

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Response to Takket (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 11:08 PM

10. The Governor of the state of New York could replace him. n/t

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Response to Takket (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 12:50 AM

20. Attorney General Letitia James could take over the investigation and prosecution.

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:58 PM

8. And don't think that Vance was not part of the fix.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 11:20 PM

11. In the resignation letter,

Pomerantz stated that Vance agreed the case could go to the grand jury.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 11:23 PM

13. Yet Vance did not send it to the grand jury.

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 10:58 PM

9. Nov 2, 2021 9:40 PM EDT NEW YORK -- Alvin Bragg has been elected

Nov 2, 2021 9:40 PM EDT
NEW YORK — Alvin Bragg has been elected Manhattan’s first Black district attorney.

The 48-year-old Democrat easily defeated Republican Thomas Kenniff on Tuesday to join a wave of progressive, reform-minded prosecutors in several big U.S cities.


DAMN, New York, get it together!

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/alvin-bragg-elected-as-manhattans-first-black-district-attorney

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 12:34 AM

19. I suspect Bragg will have a Dem challenger next time. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 12:59 AM

23. By Then, It Will Be Too Late...

The statute of limitations will have run out on any charges for any crimes the tRump Crime Family committed.

I want to know what in the wide, wide world of fucks is up with Bragg basically dropping this case. I hope Leticia James is all over his ass on this.

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Response to GB_RN (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 01:09 AM

24. Yes, a special prosecutor needs to be assigned ASAP. Pomerantz would be perfect. nt

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 01:18 AM

25. Uhm, Bragg won the NY DA Dem primary with 34% of the vote. He received a whopping 86,000 votes

There were 8 candidates. The person who came in second won 31% of the vote; the other 6 split the remainder.

None of the 8 candidates had a household name that would automatically carry them to victory. In each candidate's case, at least 66% of the voters did not support them.

The winner of the Democratic primary was going to win the general. That's how Bragg came to be elected.

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 12:18 PM

33. During the campaign he committed to prosecute Trump

He's going back on a promise he made to voters. There was only 3% difference between him and the second place candidate during the primary so that promise might have made the difference in his win. (The winner of the Dem primary was expected to win the election). At a minimum he owes voters an explanation for his actions.

Alvin Bragg took over as Manhattan’s District Attorney in January after campaigning on a promise to hold the former President accountable.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/why-does-new-yorks-criminal-investigation-of-donald-trump-appear-all-but-over

The article also discusses some of the reasons it could be a difficult case to make.

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Response to Danascot (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 12:25 PM

35. From December: New Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg pledges to focus on Trump investigations

The next Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg Jr., says he plans to personally focus on the high-profile probe into former President Donald Trump's business practices and may expand the investigative team while keeping at least one senior prosecutor on the case.

Bragg, who will be sworn into office on January 1, said he hasn't been briefed on the facts of the Trump case, which is before a state grand jury. But he indicated he has no plans to disrupt the investigation he's inheriting even as he also wants to focus on his own agenda.

"This is obviously a consequential case, one that merits the attention of the DA personally," Bragg said in a recent interview over lunch in Harlem.

Carey Dunne, general counsel to the current District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. who argued successfully before the Supreme Court to get Trump's taxes, has agreed to continue on the case, people familiar with his decision told CNN. Bragg said he would like Mark Pomerantz, a highly regarded attorney with deep knowledge of financial investigations who was recruited by Vance to steer with the investigation, to also stay.

"It's hard for me to evaluate not knowing the facts, but just having worked on lots of investigations that are complex, I can say that you've got two very good lawyers that have been looking at it for a while. I think it would be a disservice to Manhattan to lose them," Bragg said.


https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/20/politics/bragg-new-york-trump/index.html

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Response to Danascot (Reply #35)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 02:07 PM

37. which he SEEMS not to have done.

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Response to Danascot (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 08:39 PM

50. The law is difficult

Man, who knew?

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 11:22 PM

12. Can we witness the bravery of Ukraine and stand up to one casino-owning gangster?

?????????????????????????

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 11:43 PM

17. Apparently not.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 01:18 AM

26. This is exactly the kind of bullshit corruption

That Ukrainians rose up against in 2014 and have been fighting back against the Russian mafia since.

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Response to MoonlitKnight (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 12:46 PM

36. +1,

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 11:25 PM

14. And interestingly, Bragg very specifically asked...

…that those prosecutors’ resignation letters be kept out of the purview of FOIA requests.

“Troublingly, the NY DA's office is refusing to release the letters, claiming that the letters contain "too much information" and could compromise an ongoing investigation. This claim rings hollow.”

He stepped in it with this. Big time.

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 11:25 PM

15. Jeffery Epstein case? Alan Dershowitz? Just a guess nt

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 11:42 PM

16. So...what or who is protecting TFG? This is utterly ridiculous!

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2022, 11:48 PM

18. I have always been less than impressed with NYC voters.

They elect poor quality, problematic candidates far too often at local and state levels.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 03:56 PM

41. Yes.

Look at the last few mayors as examples.

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 12:55 AM

21. Something fishy going on with Alvin Bragg

He's a Democrat, why in the world would he want to protect IQ4.5? Getting paid or blackmailed are the
only 2 reasons I can think of, he sure isn't doing his job. Can the Governor have him investigated?

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 12:57 AM

22. Bragg is a coward.

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 01:44 AM

27. This is a powerful letter

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 25, 2022, 07:31 AM

54. Seems like Don Winslow is one of us, but I wonder what he said about the Jan 6 committee

would you happen to know?

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 09:48 AM

30. How many times has drumpf evaded prosecution? Hundreds I suspect.

He knows how to grease the wheels.


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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 10:54 AM

32. New York really screwed up in their choice of mayor and it appears district attorney.

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 02:38 PM

39. Occam says Bragg and/or his family was threatened.

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Response to Patterson (Reply #39)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 03:52 PM

40. Are you saying that is why he dropped the case against trump?

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #40)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 04:11 PM

42. Im saying in my view it's the most likely reason.

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Response to Patterson (Reply #42)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 04:14 PM

43. If that is the case, then he should have never ran for DA, and should be removed from office for not

doing his job

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 04:14 PM

44. TFG will never spend a minute in jail

He will be fighting this in court until he's ready for his dirt nap. He and Epstein had tons of dirt on pretty much everyone. I just wonder if his kids will get the same carte blanche when he's gone.

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 08:37 PM

49. Thank you Mr. Pomerantz for doing your job !

I wish Mr. Bragg to do his actual job, but sadly it feels like his job was to bury this.

Justice denied is not justice.

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Response to JohnSJ (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 08:55 PM

51. We just need to be patient

Maybe he will change his mind

And there are others still going after dumpster. I am sure they will be successful in holding this monster accountable for his crimes before he is able to run for office again and establish a new fascist government.


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Response to Meowmee (Reply #51)

Thu Mar 24, 2022, 09:01 PM

52. When nails bloom

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