DA Bragg Sues House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan for ‘Campaign to Intimidate’

On Tuesday, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed a lawsuit against House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, claiming that he launched an investigation into Bragg as means of “intimidation to attack” because of his prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

The lawsuit states, “[Bragg] brings this action in response to an unprecedently brazen and unconstitutional attack by members of Congress on an ongoing New York State criminal prosecution and investigation of former President Donald J. Trump.”

It continued, “Beginning on March 20, 2023, Representative Jim Jordan, Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary (‘the “Committee’), began a transparent campaign to intimidate and attack District Attorney Bragg, making demands for confidential documents and testimony from the District Attorney himself as well as his current and former employees and officials.”

“Congress has no power to supervise state criminal prosecutions. Nor does Congress have the power to serve subpoenas ‘for the personal aggrandizement of the investigators or to punish those investigated” Bragg’s lawsuit added.

This all comes after Jordan sent a subpoena to Mark Pomerantz, a former prosecutor involved in the Trump investigation, as well as requested personal emails. Bragg wants to stop the enforcement of the subpoena.

The Times explains:

Mr. Pomerantz resigned early last year after Mr. Bragg, just weeks into his first term in office, decided not to seek an indictment of Trump at that time.

Mr. Bragg’s lawyers, including Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. of the law firm Gibson Dunn and Leslie Dubeck, the general counsel in the district attorney’s office, also intend to prevent any other such subpoenas, the lawsuit says. Mr. Jordan has left open the possibility of subpoenaing Mr. Bragg.

Bragg called the subpoena “unprecedented” and an “abuse of power.”

“The House GOP continues to attempt to undermine an active investigation and ongoing New York criminal case with an unprecedented campaign of harassment and intimidation,” Bragg’s declared.

Ironic that the corrupt DA would use the term “abuse of power,” when that is exactly what his lawsuit against Trump is.


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