Ex-prosecutor Mark Pomerantz accuses Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg of botching Trump investigation in new book, report says

Molly Crane-Newman, New York Daily News on

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NEW YORK — Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office went on the offensive Friday, bracing for a new book by a former prosecutor who claims Bragg allowed his office’s criminal probe into Donald Trump to crash and burn.

Bragg has already tried to halt the publication of Mark Pomerantz’s “People vs. Donald Trump,” which hits shelves on Tuesday.

In the book, Pomerantz claims Bragg bungled the Trump investigation he inherited by waiting too long to acquaint himself with the prosecutors leading the probe, himself and Carey Dunne.

Pomerantz and Dunne quit last February, after Bragg disagreed with his predecessor, Cy Vance, Jr., and didn’t think that the team had enough evidence to prove Trump acted with criminal intent when his company manipulated asset values.

The long-running Trump probe turned into the “legal equivalent of a plane crash” based on “pilot error,” Pomerantz wrote, The New York Times reported.

Pomerantz is planning a media blitz before the book’s release, with a spot on "60 Minutes" on Sunday and "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Monday.


Pomerantz’s book includes excerpts of a withering email he wrote Bragg as the men’s relationship soured, The New York Times reported.

“Neither Carey nor I are rash, immature, starry-eyed young lawyers,” Pomerantz wrote. “You need to respect our judgment, our decades of experience as prosecutors and defense lawyers, and the work that we have put into the case.”

Bragg hit back Friday to say he wasn’t the only one who felt the fledgling case didn’t have teeth in early 2022.

“After closely reviewing all the evidence from Mr. Pomerantz’s investigation, I came to the same conclusion as several senior prosecutors involved in the case, and also those I brought on: more work was needed. Put another way, Mr. Pomerantz’s plane wasn’t ready for takeoff,” Bragg said.


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