Skip to comments.Manhattan DA Fires Back After House Republicans Open Probe Into Trump Case
Posted on 03/21/2023 12:30:20 PM PDT by Red Badger
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s team sent out a defiant public message after House Republicans opened an investigation into the potential indictment of former President Donald Trump.
Fox News reported on Tuesday a statement from a Bragg spokesperson one day after GOP lawmakers demanded records and testimony from the prosecutor who is investigating Trump over alleged hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election cycle.
“We will not be intimidated by attempts to undermine the justice process, nor will we let baseless accusations deter us from fairly applying the law,” the spokesperson said. “In every prosecution, we follow the law without fear or favor to uncover the truth. Our skilled, honest and dedicated lawyers remain hard at work.”
A trio of House Republican committee chairmen sent a letter to Bragg on Monday announcing an investigation and demanding communications, documents, and testimony in response to reports indicating that an indictment against Trump was imminent.
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY), and House Administration Committee Chairman Bryan Steil (R-WI) signed onto the letter that warned of “an unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority: the indictment of a former President of the United States and current declared candidate for that office.”
Trump said over the weekend he expected to be arrested on Tuesday and called on his supporters to protest. A spokesperson for the former president later said Trump received no “notification” other than “illegal leaks” to the media — likely referring to reports about law enforcement preparing for the possibility of an indictment.
Just what a possible indictment against Trump will look like remains uncertain, but there is widespread expectation that it would center on a charge of bookkeeping fraud to cover up an alleged affair, which the former president denies happened. Trump, who announced a third campaign for the White House in November, claims Bragg’s inquiry is politically motivated and denies any wrongdoing.
Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY), who led the first of two impeachment cases against Trump, condemned his Republican colleagues for opening an investigation into Bragg’s endeavor.
“Defending Trump is not a legitimate legislative purpose for Congress to investigate a state district attorney,” Goldman said in a tweet. “Congress has no jurisdiction to investigate the Manhattan DA, which receives no federal funding nor has any other federal nexus.”
Jordan issued a fiery tweet chastising Democrats for criticizing his inquiry.
“Democrats think it’s ok for them to examine and defund local police,” Jordan said. “But not ok for Republicans to examine a local prosecutor in Manhattan abusing his power to take down a political opponent.”
Well done Republicans, keep fighting.
LOL like this guy gives two craps about the law..after hearing Costello yesterday how can ANYONE in their right man charge Trump with this nonsense..but this is NOT about justice this is about getting Trump at all costs
-Wun dum fella
He protests to much! He must quit or be utterly and totally destroyed!!!
Shut up jacka$$! We know you're lying. You know you're lying. No respect to you. You're just a lawless tool and a thug. A criminal tool owned by your rich patron.
The DA in question is Black........ He is bad
Their all costs approach is not unlimited! A man has got to know his limitations! He is crying because he is being threatened both publicly and privately! He is posturing for retreat!
Amazing packing! They put at least ten pounds into a five pound bag.
yeah well supposedly he is going to be indicted tomorrow so he is not going to retreat
Another lawless democrat who does not know anything about free and fair elections.
Not so it’s been moved till next Wednesday because of some “witness”! They are in retreat!
They maybe now pinning their hopes on Georgia.
They losing it left and right because they poked the bear and it’s viciously attacking back!
No wednesday meaning tomorrow he will be indicted or so they say but the arraignment will be next week
So Alvin Bragg is catching a little flak, and not just from Republicans.
Nobody, but NOBODY, can display as much anger and bluster as someone caught in the wrong, he knows it, but he is gonna do it anyway.
There is a word for this.
Nope he won’t! Bragg better stop if he knows what’s good for him. He can be arrested himself for much worse. The MF’er better heed what he is being told.
It’s better to be a live coward than a dead hero!!
It’s called suicidal!
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