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
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