Trump’s impeachment attorney Daniel Goldman wants to run for Congress in NY-10

The lead Democrat attorney in the first impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump plans to enter a tight field running for New York’s newly rededicated 10th congressional district, which includes Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Daniel Goldman, the chief counsel for the House Intelligence Committee during Trump’s first impeachment trial, is expected to announce a run for the seat, Axios reported Tuesday.

He will face several contenders including former Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Mondaire Jones, Rep. Yuh-Line Niou and Councilwoman Carlina Rivera in the Democratic primary for the open seat.

Goldman, who lives in the district and reportedly had her eyes on a run for weeks, ran for New York’s attorney general last year but dropped out after acting attorney general Letitia James announced she would run again.

The former US Assistant Attorney was already the center of attention in 2019 as the lead Democrat counsel during the Trump impeachment investigation.

He previously worked as a federal prosecutor in New York, where he brought down mob bosses and corrupt Wall Street executives before entering Congress in early 2019 as General Counsel of the House Intelligence Committee.

Daniel Goldman, who lives in the NY-10 borough, has been rumored to have had his eye on a run for weeks.
Goldman, who lives in the NY-10 borough, has been rumored to have had his eye on a run for weeks.
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The NY-10 district was up for grabs when incumbent Assemblyman Jerrold Nadler announced he would vacate the seat if his Upper West Side neighborhood were excised from it. Instead, the veteran congressman will face off against former longtime ally and Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney in her newly drawn 12th district, which now includes Nadler’s address.

The Post reported last week that Jones, who currently represents the 17th congressional district, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made phone calls to try to stop Goldman from running in the race, according to Democratic sources.

Goldman’s camp did not dispute Jones’ claim that Pelosi spoke to him about the main race and favored Jones.

“As the lead counsel for the first House impeachment against Donald Trump, Dan Goldman speaks frequently to members of Congress. He is not publicly sharing these conversations,” a source close to Goldman previously told The Post.

A spokeswoman for Pelosi said she is yet to make any recommendations for the race and has not discouraged anyone from running.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/31/trump-impeachment-lawyer-daniel-goldman-to-run-for-congress-in-ny-10/ Trump’s impeachment attorney Daniel Goldman wants to run for Congress in NY-10

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