Trump conviction could pave way for Bragg's political ascent: Report

By Sarah May on
 June 9, 2024

Prior to his hush money prosecution of former President Donald Trump, few people outside of New York were likely to recognize the name of Alvin Bragg.

Now that Trump has been convicted – in highly controversial fashion – as a result of Bragg's efforts, it appears to many observers that the Soros-backed D.A. may already have his sights set on one of the many high-profile opportunities USA Today suggests are now available to him due what has repeatedly been characterized as his doggedly partisan pursuit of the presumptive GOP nominee.

Liberal praise rains down

Left-wing denizens of the world in which Bragg operates have made no secret of their glee ever since he secured guilty verdicts against Trump in the Stormy Daniels hush money case.

As USA Today notes, though Bragg is usually able to maintain a low profile as a parishioner at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Sunday following the Trump conviction, he received a standing ovation and direct praise from the pastor.

Similar reactions were plentiful following the jury's decision late last month, with far-left liberal commentator Elie Mystal declaring, “Bragg really deserves all the flowers.”

Kenneth T. Jackson, an expert on all things New York, noted just how welcome the trial outcome was in the Big Apple, stating, “Clearly, that was a popular decision in Manhattan.”

Opportunities abound?

With Bragg's stock currently soaring over his questionable prosecution of Trump on what many have characterized as an utterly tortured and baseless legal theory, speculation has turned to what his political future may hold in store.

Current New York Mayor Eric Adams is experiencing a serious slump in popularity, potentially creating an opening for Bragg in next year's election.

As the outlet further notes, Democrat New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is also suffering from a “net-negative approval rating” and will also be up for re-election in 2026, leaving another possible route for Bragg to travel.

Jackson suggests that Bragg's potential could be boundless, opining, “If he wants to run for mayor, that'd probably be a possibility. Here's the guy who took on the challenge of the most powerful person in the world, with a case that people didn't think was the strongest case in history, and to get a unanimous verdict 34 times -- you couldn't get that unanimity voting for motherhood or apple pie.”

Offering a contrary point of view, however, was Bragg advisor Richard Fife, who is assisting in the D.A.'s 2025 re-election bid, noting, “There are electeds who are in office and always looking for the next office and that's just not his mindset.”

Challenges may lie ahead

The near future may not be all smooth sailing for Bragg, however, as powerful House Republicans have already declared their intention of probing the initiation and prosecution of the New York case against Trump.

House Judiciary Committee chair Jim Jordan previously summoned Bragg and fellow Manhattan prosecutor Matthew Colangelo to provide testimony to the panel on June 13, the D.A.'s office sent a letter Friday declining to attend, citing schedule conflicts, as Fox News reports.

Leslie Dubeck, general counsel in Bragg's office, did open the door to possible future “voluntary cooperation,” provided key concerns about the scope of desired testimony are addressed by lawmakers, and with Jordan's determination to combat politicized prosecutorial lawfare, it could be that the result of his probe could threaten what many view as the D.A.'s designs on higher office and additional adulation from liberals everywhere.

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