Scruti­ny of pros­e­cu­tor Matthew Colan­ge­lo inten­si­fies after Trump con­vic­tion

Scrutiny of prosecutor Matthew Colangelo intensifies after Trump conviction

A pros­e­cu­tor in the Man­hat­tan Dis­trict Attorney’s Office is attract­ing waves of crit­i­cism after he suc­cess­ful­ly helped secure a felony con­vic­tion against for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump this week.
Matthew Colan­ge­lo, once the No. 3 offi­cial in the Biden admin­is­tra­tion Depart­ment of Jus­tice, was one of a hand­ful of pros­e­cu­tors Dis­trict Attor­ney Alvin Bragg enlist­ed to bring charges against Trump over a 2016 hush mon­ey pay­ment.
Colan­ge­lo deliv­ered the open­ing state­ment at the his­toric tri­al, telling jurors Trump “orches­trat­ed a crim­i­nal scheme to cor­rupt the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion; then he cov­ered up that crim­i­nal con­spir­a­cy by lying in his New York busi­ness records over and over and over again.”
In March, before Judge Juan Mer­chan imposed a gag order on Trump that pre­vent­ed him from talk­ing about pros­e­cu­tors, Trump assailed Colan­ge­lo in remarks to the press.
“Remem­ber this. Colan­ge­lo was a …