Preet Bharara has a pretty good idea of how Donald Trump works. When Trump took office, Bharara was working as a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. The 45th President dismissed the renowned judge shortly after taking office.
Bharara also has a good idea of how Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance works. The two men traveled in New York City political circles. And the former US attorney predicts that Vance will file charges against Trump in the next few months.
The comments were made while on CNN’s The Lead. Host Jake Tapper asked: “New York attorney general Letitia James essentially teamed up with Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, his senior year in office. Does that mean the end of this investigation may be near? “
Bharara replied: “The primary for this race is in a month. A new prosecutor will be in office in January. Cy Vance takes other measures to hide an outside accounting firm, hire a private attorney, and get that person into prosecution. Mike Pomeranz, a well-respected attorney, has served in both defense and law enforcement. “
Preet Bharara predicts that New York State will bring charges against Donald Trump before the end of the year. pic.twitter.com/WI8azRMDql
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The former US attorney continued: “It just strikes me that after you’ve been through an investigation for a while, you leave the office, hire someone outside for continuity, and at least have serious expectations that you will either close the office or, I think, in the face of the case Tea leaves, which we all read, make it more likely that you will bring the case before you leave office rather than leave it to your successor. “
Since stepping down, Trump has pretended not to have any particular legal problems. But he now seems to realize that the walls are closing.
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