Trump Prosecutor’s Suspicious Move: Who Played the Strings?

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Trump Prosecutor’s DOJ Records Sought by Conservative Nonprofit

A Call for Transparency and Accountability

A conservative nonprofit organization, America First Legal (AFL), has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) for failing to release records related to Matthew Colangelo, a key figure in the New York criminal trial of former President Donald Trump.

Political Motive Alleged

AFL alleges that New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg hired Colangelo in a calculated move to “get” Trump. The lawsuit claims that Colangelo was brought on board “to jump-start” Bragg’s investigation, citing his “history of taking on” Trump and his family business.

Partisanship Under Scrutiny

“It is not every day that the number three ranking DOJ official leaves his post to join a district attorney’s office,” AFL Executive Director Gene Hamilton remarked. “Yet, that is exactly what Mr. Colangelo did. This calculated move reeks of partisanship.”

Colangelo’s DOJ Past

Prior to joining Bragg’s office, Colangelo held senior positions at the DOJ and the New York Attorney General’s Office, both of which had ongoing investigations into Trump. He left his high-ranking DOJ post months before the indictment of the former president.

FOIA Request Denied

AFL filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in 2023 to obtain Colangelo’s calendars and records related to Trump, seeking to shed light on his transition from the DOJ to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. However, the Justice Department did not release any documents.

Congressional Involvement

The AFL is not alone in seeking Colangelo’s records. Last month, Republican House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan sent a letter to New York Attorney General Letitia James, demanding that her office turn over the documents. Jordan criticized Colangelo’s “obsession with investigating a person rather than prosecuting a crime.”

Legal Background and Experience

Colangelo has an extensive legal career, having worked in various government roles since the Obama administration. He recently served as acting associate attorney general in the Biden Justice Department, overseeing several divisions.

DOJ Response

The Justice Department has not responded to Fox News Digital’s request for comment. The lawsuit is ongoing, and the outcome remains to be determined.

Conclusion

The lawsuit by AFL and the request from House Republicans highlight concerns over potential political bias in the prosecution of former President Trump. The release of Colangelo’s records could shed light on the circumstances surrounding his move from the DOJ to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the nature of his involvement in the investigation.