May 2, 2023
Andrew Cuomo blasts Manhattan DA Bragg’s Trump probe: ‘I think it’s all politics’
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has criticized Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's decision to investigate former President Donald Trump's business dealings, calling it all politics. Cuomo's comments come as Bragg's office has reportedly issued subpoenas to the Trump Organization and its executives as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
In an interview with CNN, Cuomo expressed his skepticism about the investigation, saying, I think it's all politics. I think it's all about trying to get Donald Trump. He went on to suggest that Bragg's focus on Trump was a distraction from more pressing issues facing the city, such as rising crime rates and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Cuomo's comments have drawn criticism from some quarters, with many accusing him of trying to protect Trump and his associates. Others have pointed out that Cuomo himself has faced numerous allegations of misconduct and corruption, and that his criticism of Bragg may be an attempt to deflect attention from his own problems.
Regardless of the motivations behind Cuomo's comments, the investigation into Trump's business dealings is likely to continue. Bragg, who was elected last year on a platform of reforming the criminal justice system, has promised to hold powerful individuals and corporations accountable for their actions.
The investigation is reportedly focused on whether the Trump Organization committed financial crimes, including tax fraud and insurance fraud. The company has denied any wrongdoing, and Trump himself has dismissed the investigation as a politically motivated witch hunt.
Despite Trump's protests, the investigation is likely to be a major headache for the former president and his associates. If evidence of criminal activity is uncovered, it could lead to charges and potentially even jail time for those involved.
For now, however, the investigation is still in its early stages, and it remains to be seen what, if anything, will come of it. But one thing is clear: the political and legal battles surrounding Donald Trump are far from over, and are likely to continue for years to come.