‘We know why he is an ex-DA’: Cyrus Vance Jr slammed as he reveals why he never filed charges against Trump over hush money payments

‘We know why he is an ex-DA’: Cyrus Vance Jr slammed as he reveals why he never filed charges against Trump over hush money payments
Cyrus Vance Jr suggested the hush money payment was not the best case to be brought against Donald Trump (Jeenah Moon/Getty Images, Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: Besides stating that it wasn't the best case to bring against Donald Trump, former Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr has explained why he never filed charges against the former president over his "hush money" payments, per the New York Post.

Notably, before Alvin Bragg took over as Manhattan's prosecutor in 2022, Democrat Vance began investigations into Trump in the latter part of 2018.

Cyrus Vance Jr explains why he focused on financial crimes

Vance told NBC’s 'Meet the Press' on Sunday, June 2, "I ultimately believed that our investigation was best focused on financial crimes. Unfortunately, we ran out of time."

He was referring to the investigations into the financial crimes of Trump Organization during his time as Manhattan DA.

"Ultimately we did pursue those charges that we felt were appropriate, and which were backed up by evidence and which were significant," he said.

Trump's conviction, he said, will lead to "strong appeals".

He said, "I’m confident that we made the right choice for us at that time in pursuing the financial crimes investigation."

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18:  Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. speaks at global cyber sec
Cyrus Vance Jr said Donald Trump's conviction in the hush money trial would lead to 'stronger appeals'  (Getty Images)

Notably, Vance said he doubts that Trump would spend any time in jail, but the judge's numerous orders regarding his contempt of court may result in a heavier punishment.

He further stated, "With the proximity of the Republican Convention four days after his sentencing and then if he is the candidate for the Republican Party — the proximity of the election — I would be surprised that he would be sentenced to any imprisonment."

He added, "That said, the court could adjourn sentencing until after the general election and essentially decide then."

(Angela Weiss-Pool/Getty Images)
Donald Trump may spend up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on July 11 (Angela Weiss-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump may spend up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on July 11. Judge Juan Merchan of the New York County Supreme Court determined repeatedly that Trump had violated a gag order prohibiting him from disparaging his family members and other important parties in the lawsuit. Merchan will manage the sentencing.

The DA's office originally investigated the alleged hush money payments when Vance was in charge, but the investigation turned into a more extensive and intricate case involving possible commercial fraud. Later, when Bragg took over and returned to the hush money theme, other prosecutors resigned in disapproval.

Internet reacts to Cyrus Vance Jr's remarks on Donald Trump's hush money case

Many social media users slammed Cyrus Vance as he explained why he never investigated into Donald Trump's hush money payments.

A user posted on X, "There's a reason he's an EX" while one added, "It was actually the perfect case."



 



 

A person also stated, "Someone is going to end up giving Bragg ideas…'Yeah I could charge with that too. I didn’t think about that. Thanks fella!'" whereas one mentioned, "Vance let a lot get away..."



 



 

A user also mentioned, "Seeing as Trump was found guilty on all 34 charges, maybe we know why he is an Ex-DA."

Another wrote, "And, he was convinced. All the other cases there to chicken s**t to bring him into court."



 



 

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