Former Democratic Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo Alvin Bragg criticized Manhattan’s attorney general for focusing on the possible prosecution of former President Donald Trump and suggested the move was politically motivated.
“I don’t understand why Bragg places such emphasis on this issue,” the former governor said for WABC Radio on Friday night.
“Someone is breaking a law I understand, but on the state’s side, that’s a misdemeanor case. It’s really a federal case because he needs it to be a campaign finance fraud case and it’s a federal case and that’s what Bragg would have to do to get a felony out of this.”
The public in general is “cynical,” Cuomo said, and “when they see prosecutors bringing these political cases, it just underscores everyone’s cynicism.”
“I think it’s all about politics and that’s what I think people in this country are saying,” Cuomo said. “It just feeds that anger and that cynicism and partisanship. It’s a coincidence that Bragg goes after Trump and Tish James goes after Trump and Georgia goes after Trump? That’s all coincidence? I think it feeds cynicism and that’s the cancer in our body politic right now.”
Despite the comments about Bragg’s motives, Cuomo says he believes an indictment will be issued next week while tossing the old adage that district attorneys can “indict a ham sandwich” if they want to.
“I’m sure they will issue an indictment,” Cuomo said.
Republicans have widely criticized Bragg for trying to bring charges against Trump over alleged “hush-up” payments to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016. concluded legal experts It is a weak and politically motivated case.
summit House Republicans demanded In the form of a letter Bragg is making before Congress on the indictment and delivery of documents related to the case warning that the indictment could “erode confidence in the fair administration of justice and irrevocably interfere with the 2024 presidential election court.”
Prague office defiantly responded To that letter, she said, “We will not be intimidated by attempts to undermine the justice process and we will not let baseless accusations prevent us from applying the law fairly.”
Bragg I sent a message to Republicans saying their investigation was an “unlawful incursion into the sovereignty of New York”.
Republicans Pay for retreat In that letter along with another letter on Saturday they argue their actions have a legislative purpose and point out that Bragg has not denied their accusations that the case is politically motivated.
The Prague office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.