Fmr Biden DOJ Official Now Prosecuting Trump Formerly Worked as Paid Consultant for DNC

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Democratic National Committee prosecutor Matthew Colangelo reportedly received thousands of dollars in 2018 from the DNC for “political consulting,” according to a new report.

As a principal prosecutor for the case and the deliverer of opening statements in the unprecedented criminal trial of former President Trump, Colangelo is affiliated with the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Colangelo commenced employment in Bragg’s office in December 2022, subsequent to the dismissals of Mark Pomerantz and Carey Dunne, prosecutors who were conducting investigations into Trump and tendered their resignations in opposition to Bragg’s initial reluctance to indict the former president.

To join Bragg’s staff, Colangelo resigned from a senior position at the Biden Justice Department. Subsequently, in April 2023, Bragg filed charges against the former president, which prompted some Republicans to query the case’s purported politicization.

As House Republicans prosecute Trump, Colangelo’s previous employment is under investigation.

Records from the Federal Election Commission indicate that on January 31, 2018, the Democratic National Committee and DNC Services Corp paid prosecutor Matthew Colangelo twice.

Two disbursements of $6,000 were made to Colangelo, for a grand total of $12,000.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the DNC declined a request for comment without providing an immediate response.

At the time, Colangelo was the deputy attorney general for social justice in the office of then-New York Attorney General Eric Scheiderman, succeeding Bragg in that position. At that moment, Bragg held the position of principal deputy attorney general.

In May of 2018, Schneiderman tendered his resignation in response to accusations of sexual assault.

Barbara Underwood assumed his position as attorney general of New York.

In June 2018, a few months after Colangelo received the payments from the DNC, Underwood filed a lawsuit against the Trump Foundation alongside Colangelo as executive deputy attorney general.

The lawsuit alleged that Trump repaid his legal obligations with charitable assets from the foundation. In the end, the Trump Foundation reached a dissolution agreement in December 2018.

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