Sign the petition to NY Gov. Kathy Hochul: Transfer the Criminal Investigation of the Trump Organization to the New York Attorney General’s Office or to Another District Attorney in New York State
For the past three years, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has gathered incriminating evidence of numerous financial crimes committed by the Trump Organization, including tax and bank-related fraud. Investigators have shown that the Trump Organization consistently fudged the numbers in their valuations, inflating the values of Trump’s properties to obtain favorable loans and lowering them to reduce taxes.
That’s why the public was shocked and outraged when Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who came into office in January of this year and took over the three-year investigation into Trump’s financial crimes, suspended the inquiry indefinitely. Veteran New York prosecutor and former Special Assistant District Attorney Mark Pomerantz resigned from his post in February over the decision, and he did not mince words:
“The team that has been investigating Mr. Trump harbors no doubt about whether he committed crimes — he did…In my view, the public interest warrants the criminal prosecution of Mr. Trump, and such a prosecution should be brought without any further delay.”
It’s clear that Bragg is unwilling to hold Trump and his allies accountable for defrauding the U.S. government and will continue to block prosecutors in his office from doing so despite the clear evidence that “he committed crimes.” This matter must be handled by the New York Attorney General or by another District Attorney in New York State. A New York governor’s authority to supersede a district attorney’s handling of a case has been established by the New York Court of Appeals.
Sign if you agree: Governor Hochul must immediately transfer the criminal investigation of the Trump Organization to the Office of the New York Attorney General or to another District Attorney’s Office in the state.