(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Alvin Bragg, the embattled Manhattan District Attorney, has been hit with two lawsuits over allegations that this office is deliberately withholding potential correspondence with the DOJ, the White House and a far-left Democrat regarding his charges against former President Donald Trump.
One of the damning lawsuits, filed by The Heritage Foundation, alleges that Bragg and his office colluded with various groups, including Rep. Daniel Goldman, D-N.Y., to prosecute Trump on dubious charges of falsifying business records in relation to hush payments.
According to the lawsuit, Bragg’s office has refused to comply with the requests. “Regrettably, these questions have not been met with answers,” the lawsuit filing alleges, as reported by Fox News. “These reports have raised concerns in many circles based in large part upon the longstanding history of President Trump’s political opponents coordinating their activities to systematically weaponize the criminal justice system against him and thereby pervert the course of Justice.”
The second lawsuit, also filed by Heritage, accuses Bragg of receiving pro-bono services from law firms that prosecute white-collar crimes. Heritage argues that documents associated with the law firm should be subject to New York Freedom of Information Law, the state’s open records law.
Mike Howell, Heritage’s director of oversight, told Fox News that Bragg coordinated with Trump’s opponents. “The fact we have to file a lawsuit against Bragg who says he can’t produce these records and says he doesn’t have the systems to do so, is proof-positive of another dual standard of justice at play in this country,” Howell said regarding Bragg’s alleged stonewalling.
Howell also torched Bragg, whom he called a “hypocrite,” for pursuing questionable charges against Trump, the leading candidate for the GOP nomination for president. “You have a weaponized actor who’s going after the former president on a loony theory about his document retention, whereas the DA can’t even keep his own documents, and it’s in violation of the information laws he is bound by,” he added in his statements.
“He’s a hypocrite. He’s wasting an exorbitant amount of New York’s taxpayer’s dollars to defend this now and delay it and obstruct it when he could’ve just turned it over,” Howell concluded.
Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 state charges in relation to the hush payments.