Donald Trump was guilty of ‘numerous’ felonies: Manhattan prosecutor

A Manhattan prosecutor says he believes Donald Trump is ‘guilty of numerous felony violations’ (Picture: Zuma Press)

A Manhattan prosecutor who investigated Donald Trump’s financial dealings wrote in a bombshell resignation letter that Trump was ‘guilty of numerous felony violations.’

‘The team that has been investigating Mr Trump harbors no doubt about whether he committed crimes — he did,’ wrote former prosecutor Mark Pomerantz in his February 23 resignation letter to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Pomerantz and Carey Dunne, two top prosecutors involved in Bragg’s criminal investigation of Trump, resigned abruptly amid speculation that the investigation was struggling to make progress.

The two prosecutors believed their office could prove that the former president had intended to inflate the value of his golf clubs, hotels and office buildings. But the newly-elected Manhattan district attorney was skeptical his office’s attorneys had gathered enough information through their probe to convict Trump.

In his resignation, Pomerantz wrote, ‘His financial statements were false, and he has a long history of fabricating information relating to his personal finances and lying about his assets to the banks, the national media, counterparties, and many others, including the American people,’ according to a copy of the letter obtained by The New York Times.

Pomerantz also told Bragg that the decision not to seek charges against Trump and to ‘indefinitely’ suspend the three-year-old investigation into his financial dealings was ‘contrary to the public interest.’

‘I fear that your decision means that Mr Trump will not be held fully accountable for his crimes,’ Pomerantz wrote.

‘I have worked too hard as a lawyer, and for too long, now to become a passive participant in what I believe to be a grave failure of justice. I therefore resign from my position as a Special Assistant District Attorney, effective immediately,’ he wrote.

A spokesperson for Bragg said his office is still conducting the investigation, but was unable to comment on specifics.

The district attorney’s office was known to be probing Trump and his company, the Trump Organization, over whether they reported different values for the same real estate properties to lower their taxes and insurance costs. New York State’s Attorney General Letitia James is conducting a parallel investigation into the same issues.

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