Garland denies dispatching Colangelo from DOJ to New York Trump case

Attorney General Merrick Garland said he was not involved in a former prosecutor from his Department of Justice moving to the New York team that prosecuted former President Donald Trump.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) asked directly about Matthew Colangelo, who was part of the team that successfully prosecuted Trump on 34 felony counts related to his hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.

“You had no problem dispatching Matthew Colangelo,” Gaetz charged.

Garland responded, “That is false.”

Gaetz then commented on the unlikelihood that Colangelo would move between the two agencies by coincidence.

.@mattgaetz grills Merrick Garland.

How did Matthew Colangelo, a former political consultant for the DNC, become the lead prosecutor for Trump’s hush money trial?

— The American Conservative (@amconmag) June 4, 2024

“He made this remarkable downstream career journey from the DOJ
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