Discover more from Krassensteins' Democratic Informer - Fighting Hate & Lies
Alvin Bragg Sues Congressment Jim Jordan
Over the past several weeks, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Congressional Republicans have been engaged in a series of contentious exchanges following the revelation that former President Donald Trump is on the verge of being indicted.
In an unprecedented move, the New York Times reports that Bragg has filed a lawsuit against Congressman Jim Jordan. The action is aimed at preventing Jordan and fellow Republicans from interfering in the ongoing criminal proceedings against former Trump.
The extensive 50-page lawsuit, accuses Jordan of launching a "brazen and unconstitutional attack" on Mr. Trump's prosecution and conducting a "transparent campaign to intimidate and attack" District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg.
According to the lawsuit submitted to the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Congress holds no authority to oversee state criminal prosecutions. Additionally, the complaint states that Congress does not possess the ability to issue subpoenas for self-serving purposes or to penalize the subjects of investigations.
The lawsuit also asserts that the subpoena by Jordan aims to obtain "highly sensitive and confidential local prosecutorial information that belongs to the Office of the District Attorney and the People of New York."
"Basic principles of federalism and common sense, as well as binding Supreme Court precedent, forbid Congress from demanding it," the suit states.
Representative Jordan was quick to react to Bragg's actions through a tweet, writing, "First, they indict a president for no crime. Then, they sue to block congressional oversight when we ask questions about the federal funds they say they used to do it."
Last week, Bragg announced almost three-dozen charges against the former president, relating to Trump's attempts to conceal a potential sex scandal during and after the 2016 presidential campaign.
Attorneys representing Bragg are request that the court prohibit Jordan and his allies from enforcing a subpoena directed at Bragg and Mark F. Pomerantz, a former key figure in the DA's Trump investigation who later authored a book about his involvement. Mr. Pomerantz resigned in the early days of Mr. Bragg's term when the latter declined to pursue an indictment against Trump at the time.
Surely this will aggravate Republicans even more, after they already have been calling Bragg’s investigation into Trump “politically motivated.” It will now be up to a judge to put a stop to Republican’s requests or ultimately shoot down Bragg’s lawsuit. Most legal scholars believe that Bragg’s lawsuit is a rightful one, but only time will tell.
Krassensteins' Democratic Informer - Fighting Hate & Lies is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.