Bragg Shocks America, Doubles Down On Trump

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

On Thursday, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) criticized the House Judiciary Republicans following Committee Chair Jim Jordan’s (R-Ohio) decision to subpoena a former prosecutor that had been a part of the probe into former President Donald Trump.

In his tweet, Bragg claimed that the House GOP was repeatedly trying to “undermine an active investigation and ongoing New York criminal case” through both “harassment and intimidation.” He further argued that as part of this campaign of theirs, they have been trying to weaken both the state and law enforcement agencies abusing their power in order to stop the D.A.’s office from “upholding the law.”

In his statement, he argued that these elected officials should instead be focusing on serving “their constituents and the country” while also working to “fulfill their oath of office.” He added that their job in Congress was not to interfere with ongoing criminal investigations nor is imposing on New York’s sovereignty.

On Thursday, Jordan subpoenaed Mark Pomerantz, a former prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney’s office who had led the Trump investigation before resigning from his post over his disagreements with Bragg regarding the case.

In the letter sent to Pomerantz, Jordan had stated that because of his unique role in the investigation, they were calling on him to provide additional information regarding the investigation that could “inform the Committee’s oversight and potential legislative reforms.” In a book published in February, Pomerantz had claimed that Bragg had sufficient evidence to convict Trump last year but had chosen not to file charges against him.