Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has fired back at Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) after the Republican congressman demanded the George Soros-funded prosecutor’s testimony.
Jordan and his House GOP colleagues gave demanded that Bragg hands over documents relating to his politically motivated case against President Donald Trump.
The Manhattan DA’s general counsel, Leslie Dubeck, told Jordan and the GOP their request was an “unprecedented inquiry into a pending local prosecution.”
But towards the end of the letter, she said they would come clean about any use of federal funds and would meet with Congress to discuss the case.
Dubeck wrote: “The District Attorney of New York County is investigating allegations that Donald Trump engaged in violations of New York State penal law.
“The investigation is one of thousands conducted by the Office of the District Attorney in its long history of pursuing justice and protecting New Yorkers.
“The investigation has been conducted consistently with the District Attorney’s oath to faithfully execute the laws of the State of New York.
“The District Attorney pledged that the DA’s Office would “publicly state the conclusion of our investigation whether we conclude our work without bringing charges, or move forward with an indictment.
“He stands by that pledge,” Dubeck continued.
“To assist Congress in understanding the ways in which the DA’s Office has used federal funds, we are preparing and will submit a letter describing its use of federal funds,” she wrote.
“While the DA’s Office will not allow a Congressional investigation to impede the exercise of New York’s sovereign police power, this Office will always treat a fellow government entity with due respect.
“Therefore, again, we request a meet and confer to understand whether the Committee has any legitimate legislative purpose in the requested materials that could be accommodated without impeding those sovereign interests.
We simply expect that our office also be treated “in a manner consistent with [New York’s] status as a residuary sovereign and joint participant0 in the governance of the Nation.”
#BREAKING: @Jim_Jordan just sent letters to former prosecutors Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz demanding documents and testimony relating to Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority amid the reported impending indictment of President Trump. pic.twitter.com/8rZ5SE75p6
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) March 23, 2023
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