INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A long-running investigation into Trump’s business practices from the Manhattan district attorney’s office appears to have been derailed, as the two lead prosecutors, Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz, resigned Wednesday [February 23, 2022]. A New York Times report suggests they did so because the new district attorney, Alvin Bragg, told them ‘he had doubts about moving forward with a case’ against Trump.

The big question is why. Did Bragg legitimately conclude that the case against Trump, which he inherited from former district attorney Cyrus Vance, was weak?

Or did he get cold feet about taking on the powerful former president? […]

The truth could also lie in the middle — the case might not be definitively weak or strong but rather somewhere in between. So this could just be a genuine difference of opinion about the case, with no nefarious behavior necessary.”

-Andrew Prokop, “New York investigation into Trump’s business looks imperiled after prosecutors quit,” vox.com, February 23, 2022