Former prosecutor says Donald Trump is guilty of numerous felonies

Former President Donald Trump
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In a resignation letter obtained and published by the New York Times, now-former Manhattan prosecutor Mark Pomerantz said he believed former President Donald Trump to be “guilty of numerous felony violations.”

“I believe that your decision not to prosecute Donald Trump now, and on the existing record, is misguided and completely contrary to the public interest. I therefore cannot continue in my current position,” Pomerantz continued in his resignation letter to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Both Pomerantz and Carey Dunne, a fellow Manhattan prosecutor, tendered their resignations last month when Bragg declined to bring their findings in their investigation into Trump’s companies to trial, an investigation that has already produced tax evasion and fraud charges against Trump’s chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg.

“The team that has been investigating Mr. Trump harbors no doubt about whether he committed crimes — he did,” Pomerantz’s letter continues, “I and others have advised you that we have evidence sufficient to establish Mr. Trump's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and we believe that the prosecution would prevail if charges were brought and the matter were tried to an impartial jury.”

Pomerantz and Dunne’s investigation had its roots in alleged monetary payments made by Trump’s companies on his behalf, payments that were alleged to be hush-money. The case then evolved into questions about whether Trump offered misleading numbers regarding property values to evade payouts to lenders and the I.R.S.

“No case is perfect. Whatever the risks of bringing the case may be, I am convinced that a failure to prosecute will pose much greater risks in terms of public confidence in the fair administration of justice,” Pomerantz wrote of his investigation, which goes back three years at this point.

Speaking for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, spokesperson Danielle Filson told CBS News, “The investigation continues. A team of experienced prosecutors is working every day to follow the facts and the law. There is nothing we can or should say at this juncture about an ongoing investigation.”

Trump’s legal team continues to argue that the former President never falsified any information in his yearly Statements of Financial Condition to lenders and that the motivation for the investigation was purely political.

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