Just like the false expectations promoted by anti-Trump politicians during the Russia Hoax investigation under Robert Mueller, the Manhattan District Attorney’s promise to dig deep to find fraud in former President Trump’s taxes is coming up empty too.
Two prosecutors leading the Manhattan District Attorney’s criminal tax fraud investigation into Donald Trump and his family business have abruptly resigned, it was reported on Wednesday.
In the surprise move, Attorneys Carey R. Dunne and Mark F. Pomerantz just stepped down from the case after new Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg expressed doubts over moving forward with a case against Trump, the New York Times reported.
Breaking News: The prosecutors leading the Manhattan district attorney’s inquiry into Donald Trump have resigned. The D.A. is said to have doubts about the case. https://t.co/n6W30FopJw
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 23, 2022
The investigation, which runs parallel to a tax fraud probe into the Trump Organization by New York Attorney General Letitia James, is looking at whether the former president’s family business misrepresented the value of its assets and allowed certain executives to scuttle taxes by compensating them with off-the-books perks.
The two top prosecutors stepping down raising serious questions over the future of the case Trump has referred to as a ‘witch hunt’.
Former Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Bromwich said it means the probe is ‘dead’. It also moves the focus to James’ ongoing civil case after a judge ruled last week that Trump and his children Don Jr. and Ivanka must testify.
The two top investigator/prosecutors resign= the Manhattan DA’s criminal case is dead. https://t.co/UnEQvE6tQR
— Michael R. Bromwich (@mrbromwich) February 23, 2022
The sudden shake-up threatens to derail the investigation, which was started by former District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. in 2018.
“I’m very happy. I believe the investigation is now over as it should be,” Trump’s attorney Ron Fischetti told Fox News, adding Bragg sat “down with his two top prosecutors.
“I believe they had a meeting and went through evidence and decided what I have been saying all along that there wasn’t any evidence that Donald Trump individually did any wrong in this case.”
A source familiar with the investigation pointed Fox News, specifically, to Trump’s Statement of Financial Condition, which reports an entity’s assets, liabilities, and abilities to raise and use funds.
The source said Trump did not inflate his financial statements, as prosecutors had anticipated, but instead, undervalued his assets. “The statement was not inflated,” the source told Fox News, adding that Trump’s assets, instead, were “higher.”
Pomerantz, who once headed the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York’s criminal division, joined the investigation in February of last year. He entered private practice after leading the SDNY’s appellate unit, defending clients in dozens of organized crime cases at a time when prosecutors dramatically escalated efforts to put Mafia bosses behind bars. He also played a key role in the prosecution of Gambino crime family boss John Gotti.
I am still surprised when high-profile public individuals make dogmatic statements to the media, laying their name on the line prematurely, in their juvenile attempt to get notoriety from those on their side of the aisle.
So not only did President Trump not inflate his assets on the spreadsheets, but he also undervalued them.
Plain and simple, the case against Donald J. Trump in Manhattan is over.
By: Eric Thompson, editor of Eric Thompson Show.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson, Author at Trending Politics