Alvin Bragg Sues Prominent Republican

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( – On April 11, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed a federal lawsuit against Rep. Jim Jordan, accusing him of waging a campaign of intimidation against his office because of the prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

In his lawsuit, he alleges that the reason for his decision to sue is that he wants to handle the “unconstitutional attack by members of Congress” toward the investigators and prosecutors that have brought forth the case against Trump. He is further requesting a judge to invalidate the subpoenas that Jordan, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, has either already sent or intends to send out in connection to this case.

He argues that these subpoenas constitute an attack on the current investigation and an attempt to undermine it. He continues to allege that the subpoenas amount to “unprecedented, illegitimate interference” brought by lawmakers, and that they have no legal standing, nor do they uphold the “basic principles of federalism.”

The case has been assigned to Trump appointee, U.S. District Mary Kay Vyskocil.

In the past couple of weeks, the Judiciary Committee has issued a number of subpoenas seeking testimony from former prosecutor, Mark Pomerantz, who oversaw the Trump investigation until a disagreement with Bragg led to him resigning.

Trump was indicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in connection to an hush money scandal involving Stormy Daniels, in which he allegedly offered money in exchange for her silence about their affair a decade earlier. He has pleaded not guilty to all counts and he has denied any wrongdoings in connection to this case.

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