Heritage Foundation Sues Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg for Access to Trump Investigation Records

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Given the multitudinous investigations of former President Donald Trump, let’s first make sure we’re all on the same page about which investigation we’re talking about, here.


As opposed to the recently-filed federal indictment on 37 felony counts related to Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents, this article is related to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s filing of 34 counts for falsifying business records related to alleged hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Trump pleaded not guilty in both cases.

Anyway, the conservative Heritage Foundation filed two lawsuits against Bragg on Monday in an attempt to force his office to turn over records related to its investigation into Trump.

The lawsuits come on the heels of Bragg’s office’s failure to comply with two Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests relating to his communications with the Department of Justice, the White House, and related Democrat lawmakers regarding the TDS-hating district attorney’s obsession with getting Trump.

Why, it’s “almost” like Bragg has something to hide.

The conservative think tank, based in Washington, D.C., said its first lawsuit is related to Bragg’s alleged communication with the DOJ that subsequently led to several House GOP committee investigations.

Regrettably, these questions have not been met with answers. These reports have raised concerns in many circles based in large part upon the longstanding history of President Trump’s political opponents coordinating their activities to systematically weaponize the criminal justice system against him and thereby pervert the course of justice.


The second Heritage lawsuit alleges Bragg was given pro-bono assistance from several major law firms and asks the court to force the DA to provide documents related to those firms and, finally, to bar Bragg’s team from “seeking costs and fees for the request at issue in this case.”

Heritage Foundation Oversight Project Director Mike Howell said:

Bragg crossed the Rubicon by indicting President Trump on a document retention dispute. Well, now he has a document retention dispute with us. We look forward to him being forced to comply with the law. The weaponization must end and we will do all we can to see that it does.

TDS-riddled Bragg has been the center of a self-created firestorm related to his hellbent goal of bringing down the former president. Clearly, as evidenced by the following related RedState articles, the far-left DA first decided Trump was guilty, then went looking for a crime to prove it.

Former FEC Commissioner: Alvin Bragg Has Zero Authority to Enforce Federal Campaign Finance Laws Against Trump or Anyone Else

Report: Bragg Detective Involved in Trump Case Suspended over Michael Cohen Contact

Will Alvin Bragg Be Subpoenaed by House Judiciary? ‘Everything’s on the Table’ per Jim Jordan

Meanwhile, the “Get Trump at Any Cost” bandwagon continues to roll down the politically motivated tracks, full speed ahead.

As we reported on Tuesday morning, Trump-appointed federal Florida Judge Aileen Cannon surprisingly set August 14th, 2023, as the date for the classified documents trial to begin, while also ordering all pre-trial motions be completed by July 24.


Legal experts don’t expect the trial to actually begin on August 14, given the time needed to resolve all legal issues before a jury could hear testimony and be presented with evidence. However, the early date still came as a surprise, with many experts predicting the case wouldn’t be brought to trial until early 2024. or even after the 2024 presidential election.

And Trump?

In an exclusive interview with Fox News anchor Bret Baier — related to the federal indictment — Trump suggested that the FBI “might have” planted classified documents at his house before “finding them.”

Trump: I wouldn’t have kept but they raided my house.

Baier: Do you know if you still have any highly sensitive government documents.

Trump: No, I don’t have anything, no. What I’m concerned about they took everything.I don’t know what they took. They could be stuffing it.

The former president provided no evidence to back up his “suggestion.”

Following the Baier-Trump interview, legal scholar Jonathan Turley expressed his concerns in a series of tweets about Trump’s comments to Baier, including his concern that “statements of this kind are generally admissible at trial,”  which included the former president saying “not that I know of” in response to Baier’s question about classified “Iranian war plans” documents. Turley said: “So he is denying what he stated on the audiotape.”


The Bottom Line

And so the confounding 2024 presidential campaign of Donald Trump continues.

While nearly half of Americans believe the former president should’ve been indicted, 80 percent of Republican voters believe Trump should be able to serve as president if he wins the GOP nomination and goes on to win the election — even if he’s convicted.

And Alvin Bragg? That dude deserves a “yuuge” comeuppance.

I think I’ll just leave this one right here.


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