Former New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted prosecutorial efforts in New York and Georgia targeting former President Donald Trump as a “cancer in our body politic.”
Interviewed last week by radio host John Catsimatidis, Cuomo explained that he cannot comprehend why Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is obsessed with Trump’s possible payment of “hush money” to adult actress Stormy Daniels.
The alleged payment came ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
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Cuomo flatly stated that the New York case is politically motivated. “I don’t believe a Democratic prosecutor just happens to be attacking a Republican,” he said. “I don’t believe a Republican prosecutor just happens to be attacking a Democrat.”
The former governor told the host that he believes it’s all about politics, and that’s also what the American people believe.
Cuomo asserted that the charge should be a misdemeanor and prosecuted on the federal level, not a state-level felony. He also said that he expects Trump to be indicted next week.
The case arose from accusations by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen that he paid $130,000 to Daniels for her silence leading up to the election. Cohen reported that the payment was made at Trump’s direction and that Trump reimbursed him for it.
Cohen pled guilty to a single campaign finance violation in 2018 concerning the payment, though the Department of Justice chose not to pursue the case further.
Trump said he did make the reimbursement but it was not over an affair and was not linked to campaign funds. That has not been good enough for the local DA’s office and the current George Soros-funded prosecutor.
Former Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, Jr. started the investigation, and it was emphatically picked up when Bragg took office.
As for Cuomo, he lumped the Bragg investigation in with those of New York’s Democratic Attorney Gen. Letitia James and Fulton County Democratic DA Fani Willis of Georgia. The former governor said the trio targeting Trump is hardly a coincidence.
The House Judiciary Committee is looking into Bragg’s actions, which are widely perceived as a prosecutorial witch hunt. Democrats are obviously obsessed with their quest to pin anything on the former president, and their ultimate goal is to see him behind bars for any reason.