Prosecutor Was Paid by Democratic National Committee for ‘Political Consulting’ Before Taking on Trump Trial: Report

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A leading prosecutor in former President Donald Trump’s criminal “hush money” trial in New York City was paid thousands of dollars by the Democratic Party six years ago, according to a report Monday.

Fox News unearthed Federal Election Commission records showing Manhattan prosecutor Matthew Colangelo was paid by the Democratic National Committee twice during Trump’s first year in office.

FEC records show Colangelo received two separate payments from DNC Services Corp./Democratic National Committee on the same date — Jan. 31, 2018.

The prosecutor was paid two identical payments of $6,000 for a total of $12,000.

The DNC, which declined to comment on the payments, said in FEC filings the payouts were for “Political Consulting.”

At the time, Colangelo was the deputy attorney general for social justice under then-New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Schneiderman resigned while facing sexual assault allegations in May 2018, …

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