Alvin Bragg: Know about Manhattan’s first black District Attorney leading probe into Donald Trump’s hush money scheme
Alvin Bragg who is the first black DA in Manhattan has again made headlines, this time being his involvement in probing Donald Trump’s alleged involvement in a hush-money scheme.
Alvin Bragg, a former state and federal prosecutor from New York made history as the first Black district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and has once again become the centre of attention as his office concludes a years-long investigation into former President Donald Trump‘s alleged involvement in a hush-money scheme.
Bragg has not provided any details on the ongoing Trump probe, which was initiated by his predecessor, Cy Vance, while Trump was still in office.
However, Trump himself took to social media on Saturday and announced that he anticipates being arrested within days in connection with the investigation, without any confirmation from Bragg’s office. Manhattan DA Office declined to comment on Trump‘s statement.
The high-profile case involves a $130,000 payment made by Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels just days before the 2016 presidential election, in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump that allegedly occurred a decade earlier. Trump has consistently denied the affair.
The New York Police Department and the FBI are reportedly discussing potential threats against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and his team from supporters of former President Donald Trump, should Bragg indict Trump. Bragg has been vocal about his office’s determination to uphold the rule of law and resist any attempts at intimidation.
Bragg has been actively pursuing Trump and other progressive priorities since taking office, which include not prosecuting low-level crimes and looking for alternatives to incarceration. He has previously worked on cases related to Trump, such as suing the Trump administration over 100 times and leading a lawsuit against the now-dissolved Donald J. Trump Foundation, which resulted in Trump paying $2 million to charities.
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