The Manhattan DA’s ongoing criminal investigation into former President Trump hit a new roadblock recently, notably when the two prosecutors in charge abruptly resigned from their posts on Wednesday, February 23, a surprising development that threw the future of the probe into disarray.
According to a spokesperson for DA Alvin Bragg, both Mark Pomerantz and Carey Dunne have resigned. Pomerantz and Dunne had served as the top deputies in charge of running the investigation into Trump on a daily basis, and they were both requested to continue their work on the probe after Bragg took over the DA position from former DA Cyrus Vance, Jr.
The former general counsel for the DA, Dunner, made arguments before the Supreme Court in a multiyear fight to obtain the elusive tax returns of the 45th president. In addition, Pomerantz, who previously has experience prosecuting the mafia, emerged from private practice in order to add his criminal expertise to white collar crime investigations.
According to a spokesperson for Bragg, Danielle Filson, the DA office remains “grateful for their service” in reference to the two top deputies, though she declined to make any further comments.
Per a report from the New York Times, the grand jury investigation into Trump’s affairs has run its course, as the last month did not feature a single session or meeting. In addition, Pomerantz and Dunne are also said to have quit after Bragg questioned whether or not a case could be pursued against Trump himself.
In American history, no president has ever been charged with a crime of any kind.
Thus far, the investigation, which has taken place over the course of three years, has resulted primarily in charges regarding fraud and tax evasion against the Trump Organization. In addition, the investigation has also revealed that the Trump Organization’s longstanding chief of finance has enjoyed an array of fringe benefits, including tuition fees.
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