Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a progressive prosecutor backed by George Soros, is prepared to indict former President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Bragg is prepared to charge Trump for alleged hush-money paid to former porn star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Trump allegedly directed lawyer Michael Cohen to send $130,000 to Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged extramarital affair. (RELATED: Trump Announces On Social Media That He Expects To Be Arrested On Tuesday)
Alvin Bragg is abusing his office to target President Trump while he’s reduced a majority of felonies, including violent crimes, to misdemeanors. He has different rules for political opponents.
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Bragg ran as a progressive criminal justice reformer in a competitive Democratic primary for Manhattan District Attorney in 2021. His campaign received $1 million from Democratic megadonor George Soros through the Color of Change PAC, a progressive organization devoted to electing lenient prosecutors. The group reportedly pulled $500,000 back from Bragg’s campaign after an unnamed woman made a “disturbing allegation” against him, the Daily Mail reported.
Since taking office in January 2022, Bragg has downgraded 52% of felony cases to misdemeanors, a 13% increase from his predecessor, according to the New York Post. He won convictions on 51% of serious felony cases, a 17% drop from 2019, and declined to prosecute 35% more felony cases than 2019, the outlet noted.
Bragg’s office requested bail in 49% of felony cases, a 20% decline from 2019, and misdemeanor convictions plunged to 29% under Bragg, a 49% decline compared to his predecessor, his website says. The results follow a “Day One” memo Bragg released, ordering prosecutors to avoid prison sentences and downgrade felony charges for certain types of crime, New York Post reported.
Trump spoke out about the potential indictment on Saturday and called for his supporters to “protest” and “take our country back.” He described Bragg as “corrupt & highly political” in a Truth Social post on Saturday.
“We do not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York,” Bragg wrote in an internal memo obtained by Politico. “Our law enforcement partners will ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office will be fully investigated and that proper safeguards are in place so all 1,600 of us have a secure work environment.”