Manhattan Authorities Interview Important Trump Ally as Probe Heats Up

Trump “out of office” is simply not good enough for some folks.  No, they would prefer him to be gone gone, in the otherworldly sense or otherwise.

There are powerful people out there who won’t rest until Donald Trump is no longer admired.  They wish to bring him down to a level that no modern president has ever reached, very near to rock bottom, but wriggling just enough to still lampoon him on SNL.

It’s a sick fetish, and there’s truly no stopping it.

In Manhattan, a serious investigation into the former President’s previous life continues at full steam.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and a newly hired high-profile litigator interviewed Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Thursday, as part of a criminal probe of the former president’s business dealings, said two people familiar with the investigation.

The interview came after Mark Pomerantz, who has extensive experience in white-collar and organized crime cases, joined District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s team investigating the Trump family business. Pomerantz started on Feb. 2 as special assistant district attorney, said Danny Frost, a spokesman for Vance.

Pomerantz’s hiring is part of a flurry of recent activity in Vance’s investigation, including the issuance in recent days of roughly a dozen new subpoenas, according to the sources. One of those went to Ladder Capital Finance LLC, a major creditor used by Trump and his company, the Trump Organization, to finance the former president’s commercial real estate holdings, the sources said.

Vance’s office has also conducted interviews with Ladder’s staff, one source familiar with the matter said. Ladder did not reply to requests for comment.

The concerting distinction here, for The Don, is that this state-level investigation is out of the jurisdiction of a presidential pardon, if he had been so inclined as to grant himself a secret one before leaving the Oval Office.