Manhattan prosecutor who questioned Stormy Daniels during Trump hush money trial donated to Biden’s 2020 campaign

The Manhattan prosecutor who questioned porn star Stormy Daniels Tuesday about her alleged sexual encounter with former President Donald Trump has an extended historical past of giving money to Democrats, together with to President Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.

Susan Hoffinger gave the Biden campaign $250 in February 2020 and made a subsequent $250 contribution the next month, in accordance to Election Commission paperwork.

Along together with her $500 donation to the Biden campaign, Hoffinger, who was employed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in 2022, additionally contributed greater than $900 to ActBlue during the 2020 election cycle. 

ActBlue is the fundraising platform utilized by quite a few Democratic politicians and liberal organizations. 

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Hoffinger was employed by Bragg two years after her contributions to the Biden campaign. Steven Hirsch

Hoffinger seems to have donated completely to Democrats going again to 2004, filings with the FEC present, together with her first contributions going to former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. 

Fox News first reported on Hoffinger’s political donations. 

During Hoffinger’s line of questioning, Daniels made a number of salacious claims about her alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump, amongst them that she spanked the actual property mogul with {a magazine} “right on the butt.”

Trump protection lawyer Todd Blanche decried Daniels’ testimony as “prejudicial,” and requested Judge Juan Merchan to declare a mistrial. 

Hoffinger argued that the declare was with out foundation, and Merchan denied the protection’s request. 

Other prosecutors concerned in Bragg’s “hush money” case towards Trump have additionally been discovered to have partisan backgrounds. 

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Hoffinger donated $500 to the Biden campaign in 2020. AP
Susan Hoffinger and Stormy Daniels
Hoffinger questioned Stormy Daniels on the witness stand on Tuesday. REUTERS

Matthew Colangelo, who joined Bragg’s workplace in 2022 as senior counsel within the Trump case, as soon as donated $400 to former President Barack Obama and was paid $12,000 in “political consulting” charges by the Democratic National Committee in 2018, FEC data present. 

Colangelo was beforehand the third-ranking official in Biden’s Justice Department.

Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) demanded data from Colangelo’s time on the Justice Department.

Bragg’s workplace charged Trump final March with 34 felony counts of falsifying enterprise data associated to alleged hush money funds made to Daniels.

Trump has pleaded not responsible within the case. 

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