Another day, another liberal hero goes down in flames. But what makes this not just any Democratic politician is that this is the guy meant to bring down Trump.
His name is Cy Vance and he the District Attorney in Manhatten famous for continuing the witch hunt by charging Paul Manafort so Trump could not pardon him.
The left loved the move, thinking they could finally get Manafort to roll and bring down President Trump, and made the guy the new hero of the resistance.
But after Mueller came up empty, after we spent two years on a hoax, one would think the left would give up. But they have not, and Cy Vance is leading the charge to get Trump, regardless of the evidence.
But if these allegations are true he may be the one needing a lawyer. From The Hill:
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. spent nearly $250,000 from civil asset forfeitures on lodging, travel and dining, according to records obtained by The City, a new nonprofit news outlet.
Vance controls more than $600 million in asset forfeitures, according to The City, and allegedly used it for expenses such as a $4,780 round-trip flight to London and a $2,800 hotel stay. He reportedly far outspent New York’s other four district attorneys over the last five years, with the second highest-spending prosecutor, Bronx DA Darcel Clark, laying out a total $18,407 to cover travel to conferences since assuming his office in 2016.
Vance told The City the expenses were necessary to attend conferences covering issues like terrorism, gun control and cybersecurity.
“I can’t look at my defensive perimeter as the southern and northern tip of Manhattan,” he told the publication. “It requires an international approach and international partnerships and relationships to do the work that we do.”
Vance’s office has become the focus of national controversy in recent years over reports he dropped investigations of both disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump after donations from their attorneys. Vance eventually indicted Weinstein last May on charges of rape and committing a criminal sexual act and eventually announced his office would no longer accept donations from lawyers in pending cases.
More recently, he indicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on mortgage fraud charges the same day Manafort was sentenced to 43 months in prison in federal court on other charges.