Colangelo did not communicate with Bragg’s office while at DOJ, department says

The Department of Justice is disputing claims that one of its former senior officials coordinated with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to bring felony charges against former President Donald Trump.

A DOJ spokesman said Tuesday in a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner that it had no records of communication between Alvin Bragg’s office and Matthew Colangelo, who held a senior position at the DOJ until he joined Bragg’s team in December 2022.

The department performed a “comprehensive search for email communications” from January 2021 through the day Trump was convicted among all employees who work in DOJ leadership, including political appointees of President Joe Biden, said Carlos Uriarte, an assistant attorney general.

“We found none. This is unsurprising,” Uriarte wrote to the House Judiciary Committee.

He said the search included Colangelo’s email account.

“Department leadership did not dispatch Mr. Colangelo to the
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