Prosecutor In Trump Case Found To Have Ties To Democratic Party

Matthew Colangelo, the senior counsel leading the “hush money” case against former President Donald Trump in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has been revealed to have connections to the Democratic Party. Federal Election Commission records show that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) paid Colangelo $12,000 for political consulting services in January 2018.

Furthermore records indicate Colangelo donated $400 to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008. Before joining District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office in December 2022 Colangelo served as the third-ranking official in President Joe Biden’s Justice Department.

House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) reacted to the revelations on social media. “I just uncovered that the Far Left NYC prosecutor sent from Biden’s DOJ to arrest President Trump was PAID BY THE DNC” Stefanik tweeted. She characterized Colangelo’s involvement as “ILLEGAL ELECTION INTERFERENCE” and suggested it proves the prosecution is politically motivated.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) has also taken action requesting documents related to Colangelo’s tenure at the Justice Department. “That a former senior Biden Justice Department official is now leading the prosecution of President Biden’s chief political rival only adds to the perception that the Biden Justice Department is politicized and weaponized,” Jordan wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

The indictment brought by Bragg’s office in March 2023 charged Trump with 34 felony counts related to the alleged falsification of business records in connection with “hush money” payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. The payments were arranged by Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen.

Colangelo claimed during opening statements that Trump and Cohen were involved in a “criminal scheme to corrupt the 2016 election” despite the case not being federal and the payments occurring after Trump took office.