Opening statement in hush money case given by ex-Biden administration official

by | Apr 22, 2024

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During the Trump hush money trial on Monday, Matthew Colangelo, a former official from the Biden Justice Department, presented the prosecution's opening statement.

Colangelo, who previously worked as a senior DOJ official and had focused on investigating Trump during his tenure, was recently hired by Democrat New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office.

Before his recent role at the DOJ, Colangelo had previously worked with Attorney General Letitia James, who spent three years investigating Trump before filing a significant civil lawsuit against Trump in 2022.

While working in James's office, Colangelo played a role in Trump's civil case and spearheaded federal initiatives that included filing lawsuits against the Trump administration and investigating the Trump Foundation.

Alvin Bragg valued Colangelo's comprehensive understanding of the Trump Organization as he sought to bolster his prosecution efforts against Trump, as reported by The New York Times in late 2022.

Colangelo has a longstanding history within the Democratic Party. He served in the Obama administration as a senior Labor Department official and later transitioned to Biden's DOJ, where he was appointed as acting associate attorney general.

Source: Breitbart



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