Donald Trump may have left the White House, but he’s still facing legal troubles—and the man helping Bragg lead the charge is Matthew Colangelo.
Colangelo is a little-known lawyer in New York who has been a thorn in the former president’s side for years. He’s been behind several legal challenges to Trump’s policies and practices, from taking down charities, blocking his presidential policies, and investigating his finances. More recently, he joined Bragg to help him indict the former President and claims he’s Bragg’s “secret weapon.”
Colangelo is now being targeted by Trump and his MAGA allies, who’ve painted a target on his back in recent weeks. Trump even called him a “top Democrat DOJ official” in a Truth Social post. But a look at Colangelo’s two-decade legal career reveals a man who is passionate about progressive civil rights and fought for fair housing prices for Blacks.
In his roles at the New York Attorney General’s Office, the Department of Justice, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Colangelo has led dozens of lawsuits against Trump’s policies, from health care to immigration to labor rights. But it was only after Trump was elected president that Colangelo began to make his life hell. He was a key investigator probing the Trump Organization’s business practices, and he even grilled Eric Trump in a legal deposition.
Now, the former Obama official is leading the Manhattan DA’s case against Trump. Notice a theme here?
But Colangelo could be more of Bragg’s undoing than anything else.
Colangelo has been a part of every major investigation into the former President in New York but not one of them has led to a conviction. The former Obama official may be a pain in the butt but he’s never won a case against the Trump family.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan has also sent Colangelo a letter.
“Given your history of working for law-enforcement entities that are pursuing President Trump and the public reporting surrounding your decision to work for the New York County District Attorney’s Office, we request your cooperation with our oversight in your personal capacity,” Jordan wrote.
Knowing Colangelo’s history Jordan wants to know what’s really going on.