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New Manhattan Prosecutor Will Inherit Decision to Take On Trump

Nov. 3, 2021, 2:00 PM

Alvin Bragg’s election as the next Manhattan District Attorney puts him in control of the most significant criminal investigation of Donald Trump, but a decision on whether or not to charge the former president himself will likely be made by his predecessor.

Bragg, 48, on Tuesday became only the fourth elected leader of the office in the past 80 years. He will be sworn in on Jan. 1, replacing Cyrus Vance, who decided not to seek a fourth term in office.

In his remaining weeks on the job, Vance, 67, intends to make a decision on whether to ...

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