Prosecutor in Trump ‘hush money’ case previously paid by DNC for consulting: report

The leading prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s New York case against former President Trump was previously paid by the DNC for political consulting, report shows.

Published: May 6, 2024 2:02pm

The prosecutor at the center of former President Donald Trump’s so-called "hush money" trial in New York received a total of $12,000 from the Democratic National Committee for consulting work in 2018, records show.

According to the data collected by the Federal Election Commission, the DNC gave Matthew Colangelo two $6,000 payments in January 2018 for “political consulting.”

At the time of the payments, Colangelo was working in the office of then-New York Attorney General Eric Scheiderman as a deputy, according to Fox News. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who brought the current case against Trump, also worked in that office.

Later that same year, the  state Attorney General’s office, now under the command of Barbara Underwood, filed a lawsuit against the Trump foundation, alleging President Trump used his foundation’s assets to pay legal obligations, Fox News also reported.

Colangelo continued to work at the attorney general’s office when Letitia James took the reins in 2018. James has pursued her own cases against the former president in that role.

Then, Colangelo transferred to the Biden Justice Department on the first day of the new administration and oversaw multiple departments, according to Fox News.

Colangelo then moved to Bragg’s Manhattan office in December 2022.

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