(SNews) – Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has sued House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) for raising concerns about the Democrat prosecutor’s case against President Donald Trump.
Bragg filed the lawsuit against Jordan on Tuesday.
The George Soros-funded DA cited Jordan’s investigation into Bragg’s prosecution of Trump, accusing the congressman of a “transparent campaign to intimidate and attack.”
The suit was filed in federal court in New York.
The suit says:
“Congress has no power to supervise state criminal prosecutions.
“Nor does Congress have the power to serve subpoenas ‘for the personal aggrandizement of the investigators or to punish those investigated.
“The charges the District Attorney filed against Mr. Trump were approved by citizens of New York.
“Rather than allowing the criminal process to proceed in the ordinary course, Chairman Jordan and the Committee are participating in a campaign of intimidation, retaliation, and obstruction.”
“Basic principles of federalism and common sense, as well as binding Supreme Court precedent, forbid Congress from demanding it.”
Bragg said in a statement:
“Chairman Jordan’s subpoena is an unconstitutional attempt to undermine an ongoing New York felony criminal prosecution and investigation.
“As our complaint details, this is an unprecedented, illegitimate interference by Congress that lacks any legal merit and defies basic principles of federalism.”
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg sues Rep. Jim Jordan over his "unprecedentedly brazen and unconstitutional attack" on the investigation and prosecution of Trump.
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According to CNBC:
The suit names as defendants Jordan, the Judiciary Committee, and Mark Pomerantz, who resigned last year from Bragg’s office as a special assistant D.A.
Pomerantz and another prosecutor quit after Bragg indicated he would not pursue an indictment against Trump in connection with false statements around the valuations of real estate assets owned by the Trump Organization.
Jordan and the committee had Pomerantz served with a subpoena last week, two days after Trump was arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court on a grand jury indictment alleging 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.
…Bragg’s suit says that the subpoena, and other demands by Jordan for information, “seek highly sensitive and confidential local prosecutorial information that belongs to the Office of the District Attorney and the People of New York.”