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Andrew Cuomo On Alvin Bragg Prosecution Of Trump: “I think it’s all politics”

Andrew Cuomo On Alvin Bragg Prosecution Of Trump: “I think it’s all politics”

“I think it feeds the cynicism and that’s the cancer in our body politic right now.”

Donald Trump has found a surprising defender in the Alvin Bragg case. Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is saying the prosecution is all about politics.

Bragg’s case seems to be falling apart. He is backpedaling and even Trump’s legal team is downplaying the case.

Even so, who saw Andrew Cuomo taking this position?

FOX News reports:

Andrew Cuomo blasts Manhattan DA Bragg’s Trump probe: ‘I think it’s all politics’

Former Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo criticized Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over his focus on potentially prosecuting former President Donald Trump and suggested the move is politically motivated.

“I don’t understand why Bragg is putting such emphasis on this case,” the former governor told WABC Radio on Friday night.

“A person breaks the law I get it, but on the state side this is a misdemeanor case. It’s really a federal case because he needs it to be a campaign finance fraud case which is a federal case and that’s what Bragg is going to have to do to get a felony out of this.”

Cuomo said that the public is generally “cynical” and “when they see prosecutors bringing these political cases” it just “affirms everybody’s cynicism.”

“I think it’s all politics and that’s what I think the people of this country are saying,” Cuomo continued. “It just feeds that anger and that cynicism and the partisanship. It’s a coincidence that Bragg goes after Trump and Tish James goes after Trump and Georgia goes after Trump? That’s all a coincidence? I think it feeds the cynicism and that’s the cancer in our body politic right now.”

Cuomo is also suddenly speaking out against anti-Semitism and says he is founding a group called Progressives for Israel. Is he trying to stage a comeback?

No one has forgotten what Cuomo did to senior citizens during the pandemic or the details of his ousting from office. His common sense position on Trump deserves praise, but I doubt people are interested in a new political chapter for him.


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It’s easy to understand why Cuomo enjoyed the Clintons’ favor. He seems to wear the thick, smelly slime so naturally. They’ll each make great compost one day!

    MosesZD in reply to Q. | March 26, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    More like a ‘redemption tour.’ I think he sees the left has so over-stepped that vote-splitting centrists who believe grid-lock is the best state of government are starting to vote heavy-Republican.

    Trump lost because he helped the Democrats damage his Presidency with his tantrums and idiotic comments, but in 2022 the GOP took the House and didn’t lose ground in Senate despite being 2/3rds of the races. Heck, if it weren’t Trump pushing a bunch of unelectable shit candidates for the Senate, they might have Senate as well.

Cuomo – the voice of reason? Messed up times, messed up times….

    CommoChief in reply to rabid wombat. | March 26, 2023 at 12:50 pm

    It isn’t as if he can tack to the left to gain potential support from unplowed territory so a shift towards the center and a ‘redemption tour’ featuring the opinions of the man on the street seems pretty smart. Especially in contrast to Hochul’s performance in office. It isn’t as if the guy is going to call it a day on his political career until the coffin is nailed shut so he’s gotta do something to find a way back into the news and into folks conversations.

    Dathurtz in reply to rabid wombat. | March 26, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Clown world has no peak.

healthguyfsu | March 26, 2023 at 1:07 pm

He’s not wrong but his opinion doesn’t amount to shit.

Of course ‘nip pierce’ Cuomo denounces Bragg’s misdemeanor persecution of Trump for hush money to a whoor.

It’s Cuomo’s pre-emptive cya if he’s ever prosecuted for his documented covid crimes against humanity.

He should never be seen or heard from again. He is a murderer.

Because these are the same people that turned on him…

Juris Doctor | March 26, 2023 at 3:37 pm

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Sunday said that it’s “just false” to claim that the Manhattan district attorney’s probe into former President Trump over an alleged hush money payment is unprecedented.

“We had, you know, a melange of Republicans saying, ‘No crime here. Nobody would ever charge this case. It’s unseemly. It’s irrational. It’s never happened before.’ But it did. It happened with respect to Michael Cohen, who was not only charged with this type of crime, this particular crime, and he thought it was a crime, pled guilty to it,” Bharara said on NBC News’s “Meet the Press,” referring to Trump’s former personal attorney.

This seems like an excerise in circular reasoning where Bharara’s “precedent” is the DOJ, FEC, and prior Manhattan DA passing on the same case.

You know what else feeds the cynicism? Disgraced politicians trying to earn their way back into the fold by criticizing prosecutarial abuse only after it becomes completely clear to everyone that it was overreach.

Interesting. Maybe the Trump campaign can now use former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as a supporter of theirs. They are both New Yorkers, after all.

BierceAmbrose | March 27, 2023 at 9:41 pm

Well, if it’s all cynical politics, he’d know.

Perhaps The Former Hereditary Proconsul is annoyed at DA over-reach getting in his lane.

One of the ironies is that this man is speaking of the cancer in our country: he is either too arrogant to realize he, his party and their ‘vision,’ is the cancer itself; or he’s totally disingenuous.