Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has moved to sue Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Tuesday in a 50-page filing accusing the chair of the House Committee on the Judiciary of interfering with the prosecution of President Trump, The New York Times reported.
Bragg’s legal suit against Jordan comes just one day after the Judiciary Committee announced that they had set a field hearing date in Manhattan to conduct oversight on Bragg’s “radical pro-crime, anti-victim policies that have led to an increase in violent crime in New York City.”
Via NYT, Bragg has accused Jordan of launching a “brazen and unconstitutional attack” against the Manhattan DA’s attempt to prosecute President Trump. The outlet also reported that Bragg’s lawyers are hoping to stop Jordan and the committee from enforcing a subpoena for Mark Pomerantz, which was issued last week.
As reported by RSBN, Mark Pomerantz is the former New York County District Attorney Assistant who previously resigned from his role in aiding an investigation into President Donald Trump’s finances. He resigned because Bragg was not willing to pursue charges against Trump at that time. Pomerantz then went on to write a memoir detailing the probe.
The House committee noted that Pomerantz “publicly criticized Bragg for failing to aggressively prosecute President Trump and even wrote a memoir describing his eagerness to investigate President Trump and disclosing internal deliberations about the investigations.”
Per RSBN, Jordan stated last month that he expected Bragg to testify about what appeared to be a “politically motivated prosecutorial decision” to indict President Trump. However, no subpoena has been issued to Bragg at this time.
“First, they indict a president for no crime,” Rep. Jordan stated on Twitter. “Then, they sue to block congressional oversight when we ask questions about the federal funds they say they used to do it.”