Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a swipe at Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, claiming that the Democrat official is engaging in a politically weaponized legal effort to indict 45th President Donald Trump.
Speaking to WABC Radio, the former governor declared Bragg’s case against the former president to be “all politics.”
“I don’t understand why Bragg is putting such emphasis on this case,” Cuomo said. “A person breaks the law I get it. But on the state side this is a misdemeanor case. It’s really a federal case because he needs it to be a campaign finance fraud case which is a federal case and that’s what Bragg is going to have to do to get a felony out of this.”
During the show, Cuomo slammed Bragg’s plans to elevate what would be a misdemeanor charge against President Trump to felony status, noting that such a move “affirms everybody’s cynicism,” particularly “when they see prosecutors bringing these political cases.”
“I think it’s all politics and that’s what I think the people of this country are saying,” the former governor noted. “It just feeds that anger and that cynicism and the partisanship.”
Cuomo raised concerns about Bragg, New York Attorney General Letitia “Tish” James, and officials in Georgia, who are all engaged in lawfare against the former president, claiming that the coincidental timing of the investigations are fueling doubts that he believes are “the cancer in our body politic right now.”
“It’s a coincidence that Bragg goes after Trump and Tish James goes after Trump and Georgia goes after Trump? That’s all a coincidence?” Cuomo said. “I’m sure they’ll get an indictment.”
House GOP committees are giving Bragg until the end of this week to comply with their request for information regarding the his reported scheme to arrest the former president, even after Bragg has remained defiant against Congress’s requests.
eps. Jim Jordan, Bryan Steil, and James Comer, representing the House Judiciary Committee, House Administration Committee, and Oversight Committee have sent a second letter to Bragg, informing the liberal prosecutor that Congress considers his protests invalid, and he has until March 31 to comply with Congress’s request for information regarding his investigation and rumored plot to arrest Trump.