Jim Jordan responds to DA Bragg motion to block congressional subpoena
Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan this week filed a response to a motion from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg seeking to quash a subpoena for testimony from one of his former prosecutors.
Jordan is seeking testimony from Mark Pomerantz, who previously investigated former President Donald Trump. Bragg has attempted to block the summons.
In the filing, Jordan called Bragg’s request for relief “extraordinary and unconstitutional” in that it sought to prevent “a witness from complying with a duly issued subpoena.” It further notes that Pomerantz resigned from Bragg’s office less than three months after he took office, citing Bragg’s failure to prosecute the former president.
Pomerantz later published a book about the investigation and made numerous media appearances, which Jordan asserts that Bragg did not attempt to stop. Jordan contends that Pomerantz is a pertinent witness as Congress attempts to investigate how Bragg handled his investigation and the subsequent prosecution of Trump.
Earlier this month, a U.S. district judge denied Bragg’s request for a Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause.
The exchange comes amid Bragg’s prosecution of Trump in connection with a 2016 payment his then-personal attorney, Michael Cohen, made to Stormy Daniels. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
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