As President Trump begins his mammoth lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and those others involved in the Russia hoax, he’s also getting some great news on another legal front: the Manhattan DA just “indefinitely” ended the investigation into former President Trump and his business, the Trump Organization.
News on that yuge legal win for the former president comes from Fox, which reports that:
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg stopped pursuing charges against former President Trump and suspended the investigation “indefinitely,” one of the top prosecutors who resigned from the office said in his resignation letter–but disagreed with the decision.
Mark Pomerantz and Carey Dunne, who had been leading the investigation under former DA Cyrus Vance, submitted their resignations last month, after Bragg began raising doubts about pursuing a case against Trump.
The relevant passage from Pomerantz’s letter, a letter which was reported on by the New York Times, says:
“You have reached the decision not to go forward with the grand jury presentation and not to seek criminal charges at the present time. The investigation has been suspended indefinitely.”
Adding to that, Pomerantz also supposedly said “Of course, that is your decision to make. I do not question your authority to make it, and I accept that you have made it sincerely.”
He did, however, then move onto a negative note, saying that though he thinks Bragg made the decision in good faith “a decision made in good faith may nevertheless be wrong.”
Writing on why he thinks the decision not to prosecute was the wrong one, Pomerantz said that he thinks that Trump is “guilty of numerous felony violations,” so it would be a “grave failure of justice not to prosecute him.”
Echoing that viewpoint at a different point in the letter, Pomerantz said he “harbors no doubt about whether he [Trump] committed crimes—he did.”
Further, getting very pointed in one part of the letter, Pomerantz told Bragg that “I believe that your decision not to prosecute Donald Trump now, and on the existing record, is misguided and completely contrary to the public interest. I therefore cannot continue in my current position.”
Regardless of what one New York bureaucrat with a vendetta against him thinks about the situation, this is a massive victory for Trump, even if the threat of the prosecution being resumed at some later date looms. However, that might also not even be a worry, as Fox hints that the investigation was dropped because it lacked a basis. In its words:
[A] source told Fox News Digital that Trump did not inflate his financial statements, as prosecutors had anticipated, but instead, undervalued his assets.
The source also told Fox News that Trump never defaulted on payments to banks, and said his statement of financial condition included “caveats” which “refuted” claims by the DA’s office.
One source familiar with the investigation claimed the case against Trump was political and fueled by the former president’s political enemies, and told Fox News that Pomerantz “shouldn’t have been in the DA’s office in the first place.”
So, perhaps it’s over for good, even if the ending is simply it being “indefinitely” suspended rather than closed permanently.
Now, with this major threat to his finances and business out of the way, Trump can turn his legal sights more fully toward going on the counter-offensive, focusing more on going after those involved in the Russia hoax or who have engaged in frivolous suits against him.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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