Another Conflict of Interest in Hush Money Trial: Prosecutor Was Paid by DNC 

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan has been busy uncovering the blatant “abuse of prosecutorial authority” running rampant in trials against former President Donald Trump, and he’s just uncovered another one in the ongoing New York “hush money” case. 

Jordan is demanding answers as a recent report discloses potentially improper ties between Manhattan District Attorney prosecutor Matthew Colangelo, the DNC, and the Biden administration. 

The report reveals that in 2018, Colangelo received $12,000 from the DNC while working for then-new York DA Cyrus Vance Jr. He also served as a federal prosecutor under President Biden and held the position of acting associate attorney general on the day of Biden’s inauguration, making him the third most powerful person in the AG office under Biden. 

While Colangelo is trying to paint Trump as a criminal, Jordan is busy doing some painting of his own. “Mr. Colangelo’s recent employment history demonstrates his obsession with investigating a person rather than prosecuting a crime.” 

Jordan’s request for information regarding Colangelo is expected to uncover the prosecutor’s long history of fighting Trump policies and investigations into Trump himself, long before Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg brought him on to the current case. 

In late 2022, Bragg bolstered his team by hiring Mr. Colangelo to lead the investigation of Trump due to his history of confronting the former president multiple times. Colangelo is now a lead prosecutor in Trump’s hush money trial. This move, coupled with Colangelo’s previous position in the Biden Justice Department, raises even more concerns about the weaponization of these cases against Trump. 

Jordan notes that this is just the latest in a string of politically motivated people seeking to gain power on the back of a Trump prosecution. He observed that several prosecutors seeking election ran on the promise of Trump prosecutions. 

During her 2018 bid for New York Attorney General, Letitia James voiced concerns about then-President Donald Trump’s business activities in her state. She pledged to investigate Trump and his family’s business dealings using all legal avenues. She assured voters she would confront President Trump and anyone obstructing New Yorkers’ fundamental rights.  

True to her word, she prioritized investigating and convicting Trump after winning the election.  

Jordan has also been attempting to get answers from Fulton County District Attorney, overseeing Trump’s Georgia election interference case, for visits to the White House before indicting the former president. White House records showed Willis had a “meeting with the vice president” before charging Trump. 

Willis’ special prosecutor and former lover, Nathan Wade, held two sessions with the Biden White House in 2022. The initial meeting was on May 23, 2022, billed as “travel to Athens: Conference with White House Counsel,” for which Wade invoiced $2,000 for eight hours of work. The subsequent meeting happened on November 18, 2022, when Wade billed the administration $8,000. 

For Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan, the heat is on. Past conflicts of interest include donations to the DNC for Biden’s election and another donation to “Stop Republicans,” a far-left group that claims its primary purpose is “resisting Donald Trump’s radical right-wing legacy.” 

But it’s all in the family for Merchan, whose daughter Loren serves as the president of Authentic Campaigns, a consulting firm advising Democratic clients involved in campaigns linked to Trump’s legal troubles in the case. 

Also under fire is the unconstitutional appointment of Special Counsel Jack Smith, the driving force behind Trump’s ongoing legal battles. An amicus brief argues that Attorney General Merrick Garland’s appointment of Smith in November 2022 exceeded statutory and constitutional authority since Smith wasn’t nominated by President Joe Biden or confirmed by the Senate. Consequently, actions taken by Smith could be deemed invalid. The debate centers on Smith’s extensive powers, which surpass those of Senate-confirmed U.S. attorneys, and the lack of a legal basis for the Office of Special Counsel within the DOJ. Moreover, Garland lacks control over Smith per DOJ regulations.  

Other potential abuses of power by Special Counsel Jack Smith include a 2023 accusation that Jay Bratt, a senior prosecutor and key assistant to Smith, exerted pressure on Stanley Woodward, an attorney representing a defendant indicted by Smith. The alleged pressure suggested that cooperation with the Office of the Special Counsel would improve Woodward’s prospects for a judgeship appointment under the Biden Administration. 

As the Biden administration’s lawfare strategy unravels, Americans are beginning to understand the depths of corruption. And, according to polls and panicked media predictions, the cases will backfire spectacularly in November.