House Republicans Launch Probe Into Manhattan DA’s ‘Unprecedented Abuse’ Of Office To Target Trump | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Tim Pearce.

    Top Republicans across three House committees are looking into Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's rumored coming indictment of former President Donald Trump.

    House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY), and House Administration Committee Chairman Bryan Steil (R-WI) sent a letter to Bragg on Monday requesting an interview with the New York prosecutor as well as documents and communications related to the district attorney's investigation into Trump.

    "You are reportedly about to engage in an unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority: the indictment of a former President of the United States and current declared candidate for that office," the letter says. "If these reports are accurate, your actions will erode confidence in the evenhanded application of justice and unalterably interfere in the course of the 2024 presidential election."

    "In light of the serious consequences of your actions, we expect that you will testify about what plainly appears to be a politically motivated prosecutorial decision," it says.

    It's unclear if Republicans will move to subpoena Bragg to obtain the materials if the district attorney refuses their request. Any subpoena would have to be enforced by the Justice Department, which could refuse to take action against Bragg if the House did hold him in contempt.

    Trump set off a firestorm over the weekend when he announced over his social media platform, Truth Social, that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday.


    The former president's lead defense attorney, Susan Necheles, said the rumored Tuesday arrest date was based on press reports of Bragg's investigation. She said Trump's defense team had received no communications from Bragg's office on any indictment.

    "President Trump is basing this on press reports," Necheles said. "This is a political prosecution and the DA leaks things to the press instead of communicating to the lawyers as they should."

    Bragg's office is investigating Trump over an alleged hush money payment Trump made to the former porn star popularly known as Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 election. The payment was allegedly to keep Daniels silent over an earlier affair she had with Trump.

    If Bragg does indict Trump, it would be the first indictment of a former U.S. president. The basis for an indictment, especially considering the political ramifications, is dubious. Other prosecutors have looked at the facts of the case and declined to pursue legal action against Trump, according to The Washington Post.

    Bragg has been looking at Trump since taking office in early 2022, continuing an investigation launched by his predecessor, former Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., though Vance had reportedly tabled the case before leaving office.
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