A fascinating inside account of the attempt to prosecute former US president Donald Trump.
Mark Pomerantz was a retired lawyer living a calm suburban life when he accepted an offer to join the staff of the district attorney of New York County in February 2021. His brief: to work on the investigation of former president Donald Trump and the Trump Organisation.
Over the next year, Pomerantz interviewed potential witnesses, scrutinised financial records and learned everything he could about Trump’s business practices. He finally gathered enough evidence to support the view—held by many of his colleagues on the case—that Trump should be indicted for a number of financial crimes. But that indictment never happened. This book explains why.
In People vs. Donald Trump, Pomerantz tells the story of his unprecedented investigation, why he and his colleague Carey Dunne resigned in protest when Manhattan’s district attorney refused to act, and why he believes Donald Trump should be prosecuted. He draws from a lifetime of legal experience to tell a devastating and frequently entertaining story of how prosecutors think, how criminals act, and how the American justice system works—and sometimes doesn’t work. It is a cautionary tale that explores how Trump manages to dance between the raindrops of accountability, and how others might bring him to justice.
Mark Pomerantz was born in Brooklyn and received a BA from Harvard College in 1972 and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1975. He worked as a federal prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Pomerantz has also been on the faculty of Columbia Law School and has lectured on criminal procedure and white-collar law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. From February 2021 to February 2022, he worked pro bono as special assistant district attorney in the office of the New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to assist with that office’s criminal investigation into the personal and business finances of former president Donald Trump.
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