Alvin Bragg: Manhattan DA in spotlight over possible Trump indictment - Axios
Mar 22, 2023 52 secs
The big picture: Bragg, a Democratwho became Manhattan's first Black district attorney in 2022, is steering the high-profile grand jury investigation over Trump's alleged $130,000 hush money payment during the 2016 presidential campaign to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

A former state and federal prosecutor who grew up in Harlem, he centered his campaign for district attorney on a platform of balancing public safety and fairness for defendants.

Late last year, the Trump Organization was convicted over what prosecutors said was a 15-year scheme to defraud state and federal tax authorities.

Bragg's role in a possible Trump indictment Grand juries, whose proceedings are closed to the public, have been criticized as being favorable to prosecutors.

Ron DeSantis (R), a potential 2024 presidential contender, broke his silence on the case this week and slammed Bragg as a "Soros-funded prosecutor," referring to indirect payments he's received from billionaire Democratic investor George Soros.

Bragg told his staff over the weekend — following Trump's call for protests over his possible arrest — that efforts to intimidate the district attorney's office would not be tolerated.



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