The wide New York City charismatic allegedly group to apprehension former President Donald Trump has a history of facing accusations he’s soft connected crime.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's agency whitethorn apprehension Trump this week aft a years-long investigation involving nan ex-president's alleged hush payments to porn prima Stormy Daniels during his 2020 predetermination campaign, Trump claims.
Bragg’s agency has not confirmed nor denied plans to apprehension Trump, who has called for his supporters to protestation up of nan alleged indictment.
"NOW ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE, WHICH HAS ALLOWED NEW RECORDS TO BE SET IN VIOLENT CRIME & WHOSE LEADER IS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS, INDICATE THAT, WITH NO CRIME BEING ABLE TO BE PROVEN, & BASED ON AN OLD & FULLY DEBUNKED (BY NUMEROUS OTHER PROSECUTORS!) FAIRYTALE, THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!" Trump wrote connected Truth Social this weekend.
As Trump’s successful 2016 statesmanlike tally came to a close, Trump's then-lawyer Michael Cohen sent $130,000 to Daniels to forestall her from disclosing her 2006 matter pinch Trump. Trump reimbursed Cohen done installments.
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Donald Trump, left, and Alvin Bragg (Getty Images / File)
Bragg empaneled a expansive assemblage complete nan matter, indicating he will soon determine whether aliases not to complaint nan erstwhile president.
But Bragg, who came into agency arsenic a reform-minded DA, has many times been accused of letting murderers disconnected nan hook, including erstwhile nan family of a slain New York man said he betrayed them by not prosecuting a caregiver who was charged pinch fatally stabbing her estranged husband.
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"It is our position that you person prematurely substituted your type of events for nan fact-finding functions of nan assemblage and neither honored your committedness to nan tribunal aliases to my family to activity moreover a measurement of accountability," nan relative of slain man James Murray, Steven Murray, wrote to Bragg successful December.
James Murray was fatally stabbed by estranged woman Tracy McCarter successful 2020, who said she killed her hubby successful self-defense and that he was an abusive alcoholic. McCarter was championed by home unit advocates, according to erstwhile sum from nan New York Post, and Bragg received a aid from defense group Color of Change, which advocated for her release, during his tally arsenic DA.
He tweeted successful support of McCarter’s merchandise successful nan run-up to his predetermination and yet secured his bid to driblet execution charges against nan woman, which nan family of nan slain man said was "100%" motivated by nan aid from Color of Change.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (David Dee Delgado / Getty Images / File)
Similar cases person unfolded since his inauguration, including him getting bullied for cutting a sweetheart woody pinch a profession criminal who went connected to punch a female randomly; his slap connected nan wrist for a man who viciously assaulted a 55-year-old nurse; and jailing, yet yet releasing, nan bodega proprietor who killed an fierce ex-convict who attacked him connected execution charges.
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In 2022, during Bragg’s first twelvemonth arsenic Manhattan’s apical prosecutor, he downgraded much than half of felony cases to misdemeanors. He campaigned connected criminal justness betterment and sent a "Day One" memo to unit upon taking agency to downgrade definite felonies, specified arsenic equipped robberies of commercialized businesses. The move came astatine a clip erstwhile crimes were up 27.6% successful New York City, Fox News Digital antecedently reported.
Bragg declined to prosecute 35% much felony cases than successful 2019.
The NYPD responds astatine Columbus Circle. (FOX 5 NY)
Trump connected Sunday went aft Bragg for his financial support from wide billionaire donors George Soros, who donated $1 cardinal to nan Color of Change governmental action committee, which funneled money to Bragg, nan New York Post antecedently reported.
"Bragg is simply a (Soros) Racist successful Reverse, who is taking his orders from D.C. I hit them TWICE, doing overmuch amended nan 2nd time, and contempt their DISINFORMATION campaign, they don’t want to tally against "TRUMP" aliases my GREAT RECORD!" Trump wrote connected Truth Social Sunday.
Former President Donald Trump told Columbia Journalism Review he had to conflict disconnected "unbelievably clone stories" during his presidency. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik / File)
Tom Anderson, nan head of nan Government Integrity Project astatine nan National Legal and Policy Center successful Virginia, antecedently told nan outlet that Soros’ donations are a "shock and awe" governmental maneuver.
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"George Soros has softly orchestrated nan acheronian money governmental balanced of ‘shock and awe’ connected section lawyer races done nan country, shattering records, flipping races and fundamentally making a insult of our full run finance system,"Anderson told nan New York Post.
George Soros (Jason Alden / Bloomberg via Getty Images / File)
Bragg was elected successful 2021 and became nan first Black American to lead nan powerful office. But since assuming office, he has besides been deed pinch criticisms from different New York leaders, including NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell, who said she was "very concerned" pinch his "Day One" memo.
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"I americium making my concerns known to nan Manhattan District Attorney and dream to person frank and productive discussions to effort and scope much communal ground," Sewell wrote successful a connection to officers past year. "As police commissioner, your information is my paramount concern. That is 1 logic I americium seeking to person conversations pinch nan territory lawyer to activity a amended equilibrium betwixt serviceman safety, nationalist information and reform."
Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung blasted nan investigation into Trump arsenic a "witch hunt" and accused Bragg of being successful nan pouch of President Joe Biden and "radical Democrats."
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"President Donald J. Trump is wholly innocent, he did thing wrong, and moreover nan biggest, astir Radical Left Democrats are making that clear," Cheung wrote successful a statement.