Michael Cohen doc­u­ment dump rais­es ques­tions about Bragg, DOJ motives

Michael Cohen document dump raises questions about Bragg, DOJ motives

For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s hush-mon­ey tri­al in New York was set to begin Mon­day, but instead, a judge grant­ed Trump a hear­ing to take place that day to review what Trump has claimed were nefar­i­ous dis­cov­ery vio­la­tions on the part of Man­hat­tan Dis­trict Attor­ney Alvin Bragg.
An eleventh-hour trans­fer of doc­u­ments from the Depart­ment of Jus­tice to Trump’s attor­neys ear­li­er this month prompt­ed rounds of fin­ger-point­ing between lawyers for the for­mer pres­i­dent and Bragg’s team over who is respon­si­ble for the delayed dis­cov­ery, lead­ing Judge Juan Mer­chan to sched­ule the hear­ing on the day the tri­al would have start­ed.
Bragg, as part of his pros­e­cu­to­r­i­al oblig­a­tions, should have obtained the mate­r­i­al from the DOJ and pro­vid­ed it to Trump long ago, Trump’s attor­neys argued. …