The liberal New York City prosecutor allegedly set to arrest former President Donald Trump has a history of facing accusations he’s soft on crime.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office may arrest Trump this week after a years-long investigation involving the ex-president’s alleged hush payments to porn star Stormy Daniels during his 2020 election campaign, Trump claims.
Bragg’s office has not confirmed nor denied plans to arrest Trump, who has called for his supporters to protest ahead of the 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 on Truth Social this weekend.
As Trump’s successful 2016 presidential run came to a close, Trump’s then-lawyer Michael Cohen sent $130,000 to Daniels to prevent her from disclosing her 2006 affair with Trump. Trump reimbursed Cohen through installments.
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Bragg empaneled a grand jury over the matter, indicating he will soon decide whether or not to charge the former president.
But Bragg, who came into office as a reform-minded DA, has repeatedly been accused of letting murderers off the hook, including when the family of a slain New York man said he betrayed them by not prosecuting a nurse who was charged with fatally stabbing her estranged husband.
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“It is our position that you have prematurely substituted your version of events for the fact-finding functions of the jury and neither honored your promise to the court or to my family to seek even a measure of accountability,” the brother of slain man James Murray, Steven Murray, wrote to Bragg in December.
James Murray was fatally stabbed by estranged wife Tracy McCarter in 2020, who said she killed her husband in self-defense and that he was an abusive alcoholic. McCarter was championed by domestic violence advocates, according to previous coverage from the New…
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