Trump prosecutors cited investigative delays in resignation letters: report
Two top-ranking prosecutors who were investigating the Trump Organization submitted letters of resignation citing prolonged delays in the case.
Last week, The New York Times reported the prosecutors, Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz, resigned. Now, The Daily Beast has confirmed the reason for their seemingly abrupt departure, citing "an unnecessary, month-long pause in the team’s interactions with a special grand jury."
The problems stemmed from mounting frustration with Alvin Bragg, the newly elected district attorney of New York County. Per The Beast, the duo became frustrated when Bragg "wouldn’t read memos about the case for weeks at a time and seemed to ditch plans to eventually indict former President Donald Trump himself."
In fact, their concerns were reportedly so extensive, the DA's office is refusing to release copies of the resignation letters. On Friday, February 25, the DA's office released a statement in response to requests for public records under the Freedom of Information Law in New York.
“The criminal matter both individuals were assigned remains pending; as such, the public release of the letters which reflect internal deliberations and opinions about an ongoing investigation will likely interfere with that investigation,” the law enforcement agency wrote. “Further, the documents reference matters attending a grand jury proceeding, which is exempt from disclosure.”
The latest development comes after a years-long investigation into the Trump Organization. Three years ago, the DA's office launched an investigation into the former president's organization. During that period of time, the only charges filed were against Allen Weisselberg, Trump's former chief financial advisor.
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