Trump hires a strong legal team to pursue former Manhattan prosecutor
Donald Trump has hired one of America’s best trial lawyers to go after a former Manhattan prosecutor who allegedly defamed him, according to TMZ.
Joe Tacopina wrote to Mark Pomerantz, alleging that in a 2022 resignation letter to Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg, Pomerantz falsely said that Trump was “guilty of numerous felony violations” and that it was a “grave failure of justice” not to hold [Trump] responsible through criminal prosecution, as per yahoo reported.
Pomerantz, who oversaw the New York inquiry into Trump’s finances, resigned last year, as did Carey Dunne, the case’s other primary prosecutor.
Pomerantz’s letter stated that he resigned as a result of new Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s decision not to prosecute the Republican millionaire.
That decision, he wrote in the letter that the New York Times published in full was “contrary to the public interest.”
“The team that has been investigating Mr. Trump harbors no doubt about whether he committed crimes — he did,” Pomerantz wrote.
The probe was looking into whether Trump fraudulently overvalued several assets in to obtain loans and subsequently undervalued them in order to reduce taxes.
It was started by Bragg’s predecessor, Cyrus Vance, and was taken up by Bragg when he assumed office in January.
Tacopina reportedly expressed concern about an upcoming book by Pomerantz, claiming it will include additional falsehoods about the former president.
“I strongly admonish you to take these next words seriously: If you publish such a book and continue making defamatory statements against my client, my office will aggressively pursue all legal remedies against you and your book publisher, Simon & Schuster,” Tacopina’s letter stated.
“Trust me, I will zealously use every possible legal resource to punish you and your publisher for the incredible financial harm that you have caused my clients to suffer,” he added.