Two prosecutors leading the Manhattan district attorney’s criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business practices resigned on Wednesday, prompting questions over the future of the probe.
A spokesperson for District Attorney Alvin Bragg confirmed the resignation of Mark Pomerantz and Carey Dunne on Wednesday, February 23. The two deputies were in charge of leading the investigation on a daily basis, according to Albany Times-Union.
The news comes after The New York Times reported the investigation had stalled, with no grand jury sessions held last month. Pomerantz and Dunne reportedly quit after Bragg questioned whether he wanted to continue pursuing the case.
The resignations ““signals major issues with the pending investigation,” said Duncan Levin, a lawyer representing cooperating witnesses in the case against Trump. “What is for sure is that an enormous amount of resources have gone into this investigation and its future seems somewhat uncertain.”
Trump has repeatedly denied wrongdoing. His lawyers filed a motion on Tuesday, February 22 to have the case against the former president dismissed.