Co-host of “The Five” Geraldo Rivera reportedly lashed out at Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment of former President Donald Trump, calling it “down down and dirty local politics.”
Rivera was referring to the charges that have now been brought against former President Trump.
On Friday’s episode of “Fox & Friends,” Rivera brought up the fact that Bragg directed significant resources to the Trump case in spite of the fact that violent crime has surged under his watch.
“This is a chump change indictment here in New York. Here’s Alvin Bragg, a man, a district attorney, who is widely criticized as not enforcing the law and allowing robberies and rapes and carjacking and murders to happen without the office being as intensely engaged as it possibly could be” Rivera said.
“And instead, he diverts the resources to go after Donald Trump on an eight-year-old incident that was already passed over by the federal prosecutors and Cy Vance, who preceded Alvin Bragg in the DA’s office. They checked this stuff out, and they decided not to go forward. So to go forward on this story, Daniels payoff, I think, to me is really low down and dirty local politics.” he continued.
After a years-long investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the former president of the United States and the top Republican presidential candidate for 2024 was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday.