Rudy Giuliani — former mayor of New York City, former personal attorney to Donald Trump — is making campaign promises on behalf of his son Andrew. One of them is to fire a District Attorney for Manhattan, over failure to prosecute some crimes. What particularly makes this stand out is that the same D.A. has been criticized recently for failing to indict Donald Trump.
In fact, two prosecutors for the District Attorney’s office in Manhattan recently quit their jobs, citing D.A. Alvin Bragg’s refusal to pursue criminal charges against Trump. One resignation letter, leaked publicly, says that there’s evidence Trump committed multiple felonies, and the failure to prosecute him is unacceptable. (Bragg has said the investigation isn’t over.)
However, Trump isn’t the only person Bragg isn’t slamming with indictments. As the New York Times reports, he’s been criticized for statements about avoiding handing down prison time for some crimes, though he later clarified that violent crimes, robberies with weapons, and assaults on police, among others, would still be charged as felonies.
Perhaps that’s why, speaking to former Trump advisor Steve Bannon, Rudy Giuliani says that it’s okay to choose to drop a specific case, but not a class of cases.
Rudy Giuliani says his son's "first act" as governor will be to fire Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
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For this, he says, if his son Andrew Giuliani is elected as Governor of New York, his first act will be to remove D.A. Bragg. It’s not clear whether the younger Giuliani knows his father is making promises on his behalf, though.
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