NEW: Missouri AG demands Biden DOJ turn over communications related to prosecutions of President Trump

May 9, 2024 | Political News

A Republican state attorney general is investigating the Biden Justice Department's correspondence with prosecutors involved in the indictments of former President Donald Trump.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on Thursday, seeking documents concerning any interactions between Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, New York Attorney General Letitia James, Special Prosecutor Jack Smith, or Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis pertaining to the investigation or legal proceedings against the 45th president.

In a threaded post on X, Bailey said, in part: “Thanks to evidence that has come to light, my office has reason to believe Biden’s corrupt Department of Justice is the headquarters of the illicit prosecutions against President Trump.

“This is demonstrated by the move of the third-highest ranking member of the Department of Justice, Matthew Colangelo, to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in order to prosecute President Trump in December 2022.

“During that campaign, Bragg promised ‘if elected, [he] would go after Trump.' Once he won election, he pledged ‘to personally focus on the high-profile probe into former President Donald Trump’s business practices.'”

“Given the timing (Bragg charged Trump only after he declared his candidacy for President), the weakness of the charges, and the charges keeping Trump off the campaign trail, there is substantial reason to suspect @POTUS has coordinated with Bragg and others to prosecute Trump.”

Bailey has requested access to all correspondence, comprising documents, calendar entries, meeting notes, and schedules, concerning Colangelo's transition to Bragg's office. Furthermore, he has sought any similar communications between the DOJ and the offices of Bragg, New York Attorney General Letitia James, and Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.