Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg sets up new fight, sues Jim Jordan in latest abuse of the legal system

Not content to abuse the courts to pursue a political vendetta against former President Donald J. Trump, left-wing Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has now sued Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) in a desperate bid to prevent Congress from holding him accountable.

On Tuesday, the George Soros-backed prosecutor filed a lawsuit in a New York federal court slamming the House Judiciary Committee chairman over what he claimed was a campaign of intimidation against his office which, in an unprecedented move, arrested the 2024 Republican Party frontrunner last week in relation to the alleged “hush money” paid to the faded pornographic movie star Stormy Daniels, bringing 34 stacked felony charges against the former POTUS.

The suit is yet another brazen move by Bragg, a man who campaigned on a vow to get Trump and then dusted off an old case that had previously been rejected as the method to do so, a stunning power play that was cheered by Democrats who stand to benefit greatly if the opposition party leader is taken off the playing field before next year’s pivotal election, arguably the last chance to stop the party’s authoritarian march through the nation’s institutions.

“Chairman Jordan’s subpoena is an unconstitutional attempt to undermine an ongoing New York felony criminal prosecution and investigation,” the DA said. “As our complaint details, this is an unprecedented, illegitimate interference by Congress that lacks any legal merit and defies basic principles of federalism.”

“Rather than allowing the criminal process to proceed in the ordinary course, Chairman Jordan and the committee are participating in a campaign of intimidation, retaliation and obstruction,” Bragg’s office says in the 50-page filing.

Chairman Jordan and the Judiciary Committee recently issued a subpoena seeking to get Mark Pomerantz, the former prosecutor who previously oversaw the investigation into Trump, to testify. He is also the author of the book “People vs. Donald Trump: An Inside Account” which was published in February. Bragg has rejected the requests for his testimony.

“Subpoenaing a former line prosecutor to talk about an ongoing criminal prosecution and investigation is no less of an affront to state sovereignty than subpoenaing the District Attorney himself. Chairman Jordan claims he is seeking to conduct ‘oversight.’ But he has no power under the Constitution to oversee state and local criminal matters,” claimed Bragg.

Jordan responded to Bragg’s lawsuit on Twitter.

“First, they indict a president for no crime,” said Jordan, “Then, they sue to block congressional oversight when we ask questions about the federal funds they say they used to do it,” the Ohio lawmaker wrote.

Jordan also took his case to Fox News on Tuesday, telling anchor Bret Baier that it is Bragg’s office that is guilty of obstruction.

“Why’s Alvin Bragg scared of congressional oversight? Really makes you wonder..,” the GOP House Judiciary Committee asked.

The lawsuit comes after the House Judiciary Committee announced that it would be taking its show on the road to hold a hearing on Bragg’s home turf next week, going to Manhattan to hold a hearing on violent crime in the city that, according to its website will look into how the DA’s “pro-crime, anti-victim policies have led to an increase in violent crime and a dangerous community for New York City residents.”

“We’re coming up there to talk to the victims, the people who’ve been impacted by this crazy, left-wing ideology that says we’re not gonna put bad guys, people who do harmful things to other Americans, we’re not gonna put them in jail and then bad things happen,” Jordan told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday night. “We’re gonna talk to those families.”

Chris Donaldson


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