Trump prosecutor donated thousands to Biden, Democrats, records show

The attorney donated $5,600 to elect Joe Biden and $2,250 to elect Cory Booker.

Published: August 6, 2023 4:04pm

A prosecutor working on special counsel Jack Smith's cases against former President Donald Trump has donated thousands of dollars to Democrats and to elect Joe Biden as president, according to donation records.

David Rody, former head of the Violent Crimes unit in the New York Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office, left private practice to advise Smith in fall 2022, according to

Before joining Smith's team, Rody donated $2,500 to the Democratic National Committee and $1,000 to Rep. Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.) in 2022, according to records from the Federal Election Commission.

Rody, who left the federal government in 2011 before returning last year, made the bulk of his donations while working in private practice. 

Other notable donations include $5,600 given to elect Biden in 2020 and $500 to then-candidate Kamala Harris in 2019. 

Additionally, Rody gave $2,250 to Sen. Cory Booker from 2018 to 2019 for the New Jersey Democrat's senate race and presidential campaign, records show.

The revelations about Rody's donations come after news broke last week that D.C. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, the Obama-appointed judge overseeing the charges brought against Trump related to the 2020 election, had donated nearly $4,300 to Obama's campaign in 2008 and 2012.

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