After a war of words broke out between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, McCarthy has decided to take action to investigate the origins of the indictment against President Donald Trump in a Manhattan court.
After news of the indictment dropped, McCarthy promised to do whatever was in his power to hold Bragg accountable for what many see as a politically motivated prosecution.
Bragg has responded by saying that the House of Representatives does not have the authority to interfere in local and state law enforcement matters.
Still, Bragg admitted that federal funds were used in furtherance of the investigation, potentially giving McCarthy some leeway to investigate the indictment.
Now, McCarthy has subpoenaed prosecutor Mark Pomerantz to shed more light in to the investigation.
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Pomerantz resigned last year after Bragg indicated that he would not pursue a case against Trump stemming from ‘hush money’ payments made to Stormy Daniels.
Now that the case has resurfaced, some believe that political pressure from both inside and outside the Manhattan District Attorney’s office is what led to Bragg pursuing charges.
House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) escalated Republicans’ investigation into the Manhattan district attorney’s indictment of former President Donald Trump by subpoenaing a prosecutor on Thursday who resigned from the office last year over the district attorney’s initial reluctance to pursue Trump’s case.
Jordan’s subpoena, reviewed by Breitbart News, directs Mark Pomerantz, who resigned from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office in February 2022, to appear before the committee for a deposition on April 20.
In a cover letter accompanying the subpoena, Jordan said his committee had legislative reasons to demand Pomerantz’s testimony.
“Congress has a specific and manifestly important interest in preventing politically motivated prosecutions of current and former Presidents by elected state and local prosecutors, particularly in jurisdictions—like New York County—where the prosecutor is popularly elected and trial-level judges lack life tenure,” Jordan wrote.
Pomerantz, a former special assistant assigned to the years-long Trump case, exited the Manhattan district attorney’s office right after Bragg took over. The move became a public affair when his resignation letter appeared in the New York Times last March.