The financial crimes investigator used by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in his prosecution of former President Donald Trump has reportedly been suspended over contact he had with disgraced ex-attorney and bitter Trump rival Michael Cohen.
According to the New York Post’s law enforcement sources, Jeremy Rosenberg, a supervising detective for the New York District Attorney’s Office, was told to turn in his gun over interactions he allegedly had with Cohen.
A spokesperson for Bragg revealed, “The office is conducting a review of an investigator’s compliance with internal office protocols.”
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“A law enforcement source said Bragg’s office is looking at how Rosenberg shared communications about Cohen with the office,” The Post reports.
Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny J. Davis, appeared to dismiss the notion of any wrongdoing.
“The interactions between Mr. Rosenberg, Michael Cohen, and myself were always professional and focused on Mr. Cohen’s personal security, which we appreciated,” he said.
While the suspension may not affect Bragg’s case against Trump, former Manhattan prosecutor and current defense attorney Mark Bedrow says the defense is going to know why the review was necessary.
“It might not affect the case, but certainly from a defense standpoint they would want to know what’s the nature of their relationship,” he said. “What did they talk about and did this detective investigator have anything that fits the form of a disclosure to the defense.”
Critics of the notoriously soft-on-crime Bragg called the suspension an “extremely political” move.
Retired Detective Investigators Association President John Fleming noted, “The only other place I could compare this to is the FBI.”
Steve Bannon was also the subject of an investigation by Rosenberg. The investigator was involved in Bannon’s prosecution for an alleged $15 million fundraising scam surrounding the building of the border wall. Ultimately, Trump pardoned his former advisor.
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As BizPac Review reported, Bragg’s criminal case against Trump over alleged “hush money” payments to former porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal has conveniently been scheduled to go to trial in the middle of election primary season.
Manhattan Judge Juan Merchan set a March 25 date, a decision that sparked fury from a frustrated Trump.
“Just had New York County Supreme Court hearing where I believe my First Amendment Rights, ‘Freedom of Speech,’ have been violated, and they forced upon us a trial date of March 25th, right in the middle of Primary season,” Trump wrote on Truth Social in May. “Very unfair, but this is exactly what the Radical Left Democrats wanted. It’s called ELECTION INTERFERENCE, and nothing like this has ever happened in our Country before!!!”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 27, 2023
On Wednesday, Bragg’s office formally opposed an effort by Trump to move his case from New York state court to federal court where the potential jury pool isn’t quite as blue as it is in liberal Manhattan.
The George Soros-connected DA charged Trump with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records last month. Trump’s legal team argued the case cannot be tried in state court because the alleged conduct happened while he was serving as president.
Prosecutors claimed Trump’s “alleged criminal conduct had no connection to his official duties and responsibilities as President, but instead arose from his unofficial actions relating to his private businesses and pre-election conduct” and said the case should continue in state court.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 3, 2023
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