You won’t believe what prosecutors said.
Former President Donald Trump was accused by a prosecutor who investigated him of being “guilty of numerous felony violations.”
These stunning allegations were made in Mark Pomerantz’s resignation letter to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg last month. Pomerantz’s resignation came after Bragg suspended the investigation into Trump and stopped pursuing charges on the former President.
In the letter, first reported in the New York Times on Wednesday (March 23), Pomerantz wrote: “As you know from our recent conversations and presentations, I believe that Donald Trump is guilty of numerous felony violations of Penal Law in connection with the preparations and use of his annual Statements of Financial Condition.”
Pomerantz continued that Trump’s “financial statements were false,” adding that the former President “has a long history of fabricating information relating to his personal finances and lying about his assets to banks, the national media, counterparties, and many others, including the American people.”
He reiterated his assertions that Trump is guilty, stating, “The team that has been investigating Mr. Trump harbors no doubt about whether he committed crimes — he did.”
The February 23 resignation, which came alongside fellow prosecutor Casey Dunne, reportedly took place after there had been a month-long hiatus in the presentation of evidence to a grand jury.
He asserted that then-District Attorney Cyrus Vance was “intimately involved” in the investigation and had “concluded that the facts warranted prosecution.”
Pomerantz also noted that Vance had “directed the team to present evidence to a grand jury and to seek an indictment of Mr. Trump and other defendants as soon as reasonably possible.”
However, in his letter, Pomerantz claimed that when District Attorney Alvin Bragg took the reins earlier this year, he “reached the decision not to go forward with the grand jury presentation and not to seek criminal charges at the present moment.”
Another claim Pomerantz made in his letter was that the investigation “has been suspended indefinitely,” a claim a spokeswoman for Bragg denies.
Instead, Danielle Filson, Bragg’s spokeswoman, told the New York Times that “a team of experienced prosecutors is working every day to follow the facts and the law. There is nothing more we can or should say at this juncture about an ongoing investigation.”