Alvin Bragg Criticizes Republicans for Pushing His Testimony

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( – Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) criticized the House GOP leaders for demanding his testimony and documents regarding his investigation into former President Donald Trump’s alleged role in the hush money payment made to Stormy Daniels

The Hill reported that last week, Bragg responded to the lawmakers, led by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who requested that he hand over all documents and communications related to the case.

In his letter, Bragg wrote that their request was “an unprecedent[ed] inquiry into a pending local prosecution.” He added that their letter had only been sent out after Trump falsely claimed that he was going to be arrested in connection to this case within the next few days and his lawyers had called on the GOP lawmakers to intervene. He noted that there was no “legitimate basis for congressional inquiry.”

The Hill reported that his five-page letter did not dismiss the possibility of having a discussion with GOP lawmakers in order to see whether the “Committee has any legitimate legislative purpose in the requested materials that could be accommodated.” He then proceeded to break down all of the points that existed in the GOP’s letter, stating that testimony would potentially interfere with his ongoing law enforcement duties, and could even be deemed inappropriate usage of congressional power.

Bragg further argued that the confidentiality necessary in such a process is necessary for the protection of all those included in the case including any potential defendants, like Trump. While Trump claimed that he was going to be arrested in connection to the case soon, the grand jury has not yet made many announcements or decisions regarding a potential indictment.

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