A supervising detective involved in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s Donald Trump prosecution has been suspended for his contact with the former president’s ex-lawyer and bitter adversary Michael Cohen, law enforcement sources told The Post.
Jeremy Rosenberg, who investigates financial crimes for Bragg, had his gun removed recently for his interactions with Cohen, the sources claimed.
“The office is conducting a review of an investigator’s compliance with internal office protocols,” a Bragg spokeswoman said.
A law enforcement source said Bragg’s office is looking at how Rosenberg shared communications about Cohen with the office.
Cohen’s attorney, Lanny J. Davis said: “The interactions between Mr. Rosenberg, Michael Cohen, and myself were always professional and focused on Mr. Cohen’s personal security, which we appreciated.”
Defense lawyer and former Manhattan prosecutor Mark Bederow said the suspension might not affect the case against Trump, but the defense probably would want to know what led to the review.
“It might not affect the case, but certainly from a defense standpoint they would want to know what’s the nature of their relationship,” Bederow said. “What did they talk about and did this detective investigator have anything that fits the form of a disclosure to the defense.”
Critics ripped the suspension as an “extremely political” move by soft-on-crime Bragg.
“The only other place I could compare this to is the FBI,” said retired Detective Investigators Association President John Fleming.
Rosenberg also assisted in the prosecution of Steve Bannon in the alleged $15 million border-wall fundraising scam, for which Trump pardoned him.
And he worked on recent investigations into cryptocurrency and drug dealing on the dark web, Bragg’s office said in an earlier news release.
Bragg indicted Trump earlier this year for a $130,000 hush payment he allegedly made to former porn star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump a decade earlier.
Cohen turned against Trump and cooperated with Bragg’s investigation into Trump after he went to prison and served home confinement for campaign finance crimes and lying to Congress.
Trump called the indictment “political persecution and election interference at the high levels in history” and referred to Bragg as “a disgrace.” Trump has since sued Cohen for $500 million, alleging he “spread falsehoods” about him and violated a confidentiality agreement.