A war of words between Representative Jim Jordan (R-Oh.) and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is turning in to a protracted legal battle as Jordan demands more transparency in to the decision to indict former President Donald Trump related to ‘hush money’ payments made to Stormy Daniels.
Last week, Jordan announced plans to bring more transparency in to the historically unprecedented indictment.
The first shot was fired when Jordan subpoenaed former Manhattan prosecutor Mark Pomerantz, who resigned after Bragg refused to prosecute Trump.
Conservatives have alleged that Bragg did not see the case succeeding on its merits, but felt forced to prosecute Trump due to political pressure from inside his office and from the media and Democratic partisans.
Now, Bragg is filing a federal lawsuit against Jordan, claiming that the Representative is attempting to ‘intimidate him’ and saying that the subpoena against Pomerantz is ‘unconstitutional’.
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Bragg is demanding that the subpoena is thrown out as well as other efforts to investigate Trump’s indictment.
FOX News Reports–
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against Rep. Jim Jordan, alleging that the Republican lawmaker is trying to wage a campaign of intimidation over his prosecution of former President Donald Trump.
In his lawsuit, the Democratic D.A. said he’s taking legal 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.”
Bragg is asking a judge to invalidate subpoenas that Jordan, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, has or plans to issue as part of an investigation of Bragg’s handling of the Trump case.
“The Manhattan D.A.’s Office focuses on the law and the evidence, not political gamesmanship or threats. We look forward to presenting our case in court to enjoin enforcement of the subpoena.”
The case is assigned to U.S. District Mary Kay Vyskocil, a Trump appointee who previously served as a federal bankruptcy court judge.
In recent weeks, the Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena seeking testimony from a former prosecutor, Mark Pomerantz, who previously oversaw the Trump investigation.