New York DA Alvin Bragg sued for refusing to share information required by law

 June 24, 2023

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is being sued for his refusal to release information regarding the prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

"Bragg is facing two lawsuits for his failure to comply with state Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests for information about his office's possible communication with the Justice Department, White House and Democrat lawmakers with regard to Bragg’s prosecution of former President Donald Trump," Fox reported.

Bragg indicted Trump on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first degree.

The prosecution alleges that Trump falsified New York business records to "conceal damaging information and unlawful activity from American voters before and after the 2016 election."

"The Heritage Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based conservative think tank, has sued Bragg under suspicions that he and his office coordinated or communicated with the Justice Department, the White House and Rep. Daniel Goldman, D-N.Y., about the prosecution," reported Fox News. "In its lawsuit, Heritage claims that such actions eventually led to investigations by several U.S. House committees into Bragg's conduct."

"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 lawsuit filing reads.

"A separate lawsuit filed by Heritage alleges that Bragg and his team retained pro bono assistance from major law firms that specialize in white-collar litigation. They are now asking the court to declare requested documents as 'subject to release under the New York Freedom of Information Law,' declare that Bragg and his team provide said documents, and bar his team from 'seeking costs and fees for the request at issue in this case,'" Fox News reported.

Bragg and his team have stonewalled the group’s requests for information between the suspected parties, which Heritage says they have a right to see under New York’s Freedom of Information laws.