House Republicans Call Out Trump’s Prosecutor

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( – On Tuesday, Jim Jordan (R-OH), the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland as part of a probe into the possible coordination between the Department of Justice and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in prosecuting former President Donald Trump in the hush money case. 

The House GOP and Jordan have taken issue with the fact that the lead prosecutor in Trump’s New York criminal case, Matthew Colangelo, had previously served as a senior Justice Department prosecutor. Colangelo’s work under the New York attorney general’s office had also been important to the lawsuit brought forward by AG Letitia James against Trump. The civil law case had resulted in a $450 million judgment earlier this year, and Colangelo had joined the office of Manhattan District Attorney Bragg after his time at the Justice Department. 

In his letter, Jordan had pointed out to Garland that everything added up to the “perception” that the Department of Justice had assisted in the “politicized prosecution” of former President Trump by Bragg’s office. Jordan also pointed out that the recent employment history demonstrated Colangelo’s employment history by investigating a person instead of prosecuting any crime. 

Jordan is now requesting access to any documents that date back to Colangelo’s time at the Justice Department. He also wants communications that are connected to Colangelo with any of the offices that are part of Trump’s criminal prosecutions. As he pointed out, the prosecution of Donald Trump has affected federal interests, and the fact that a former senior official from the Biden Department of Justice is now leading the investigation is only increasing the perception of the weaponization of the DOJ.

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