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Bragg Sues House Republicans To Block Subpoena Of Former Aide

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg sued House Republicans to prevent them from subpoenaing a former assistant DA who has criticized aspects of Bragg’s investigation into former President Trump. Bragg slammed House GOP efforts to compel the testimony of his former lieutenant, Mark Pomerantz, as a “brazen and unconstitutional attack” and a “campaign of harassment in retaliation for the District Attorney’s investigation and prosecution of Mr. Trump.” Bragg is seeking a court order to bar Pomerantz from complying with the subpoena — and he urged the court to issue a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order to prevent Congress from enforcing the subpoena, Politico reports. The subpoena is an escalation of the clash between the House Judiciary Committee and Bragg’s office, which is prosecuting the former president for allegedly falsifying business records to cover up a hush money scheme. The new litigation was filed in federal court in Manhattan and assigned to Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil, a Trump appointee. Vyskocil said she would hold a hearing on April 19. Jordan and members of his committee will take their defense of Trump to a new height by heading to New York to hold a hearing on Monday, ramping up their public pressure campaign against Bragg. Jordan said on Twitter, “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.”

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