Rep Jordan Calls DA Alvin Bragg To Testify Before House Judiciary Committee


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Shortly after the guilty verdict of President Donald Trump, something interesting occurred.

DA Alvin Bragg was requested to testify before Congress regarding the trial.

LESS THAN 24 HOURS LATER:

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) calls Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to testify at House Judiciary Cmte on June 13 pic.twitter.com/yk0nfjIrob

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) May 31, 2024

Looks like the tables are turning.

Time for Bragg to sit in the hot seat.

Though, he wants to call the shots and set the time and date that this occurs.

BREAKING: Alvin Bragg Agrees to Testify in Congress, But Only After Trump Is Sentenced https://t.co/0ywLRoqWkm

— Kenny G (@Texas4Trump_24) June 8, 2024

Politico reports:

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg signaled Friday that he is willing to testify about his prosecution of former President Donald Trump — but not next week as House Republicans proposed.

Leslie Dubeck, Bragg’s general counsel, sent a letter on Friday to House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, saying that the DA’s office is “committed to voluntary cooperation” after the Ohio Republican requested Bragg testify on June 13. Jordan wants Bragg to appear in front of his subcommittee investigating GOP claims of “weaponization” against conservatives within the government.

“That cooperation includes making the District Attorney available to provide testimony on behalf of the Office at an agreed-upon date,” Dubeck wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO.

But Dubeck rebuffed Jordan’s request for Bragg to testify on June 13, saying that there are “various scheduling conflicts” and that the trial court proceedings are currently scheduled to continue through July 11, when Trump is scheduled to be sentenced. Testifying publicly next week, she added, “would be potentially detrimental” to a “fair administration of justice” in the case. Trump has also vowed to appeal his conviction on 34 felonies in the hush money case.

Jordan had said before Friday’s letter that he was willing to subpoena Bragg if he refused to testify. He also, in a brief interview earlier this week, questioned why Bragg would need to wait until after Trump’s sentencing to testify.

The testimony request for Bragg and Matthew Colangelo, who helped prosecute Trump, is the latest step in a months-long House GOP investigation into Bragg’s office. It’s also one prong of a larger effort by Republicans to use their thin majority to look into Trump’s prosecutors.

Russell Dye, a spokesperson for Jordan, said on Friday that when it comes to what’s next “everything is on the table”.

Here’s a copy of the letter:

By email

The Honorable Jim Jordan Chairman, House Committee on the Judiciary

Dear Chairman Jordan:

This responds to your letters dated May 31, 2024, inviting representatives of the New York County District Attorney’s Office to testify before the House Judiciary Committee Select Subcommittee in a public hearing about the work of this Office. This Office is committed to voluntary cooperation. That cooperation includes making the District Attorney available to provide testimony on behalf of the Office at an agreed-upon date, and evaluating the propriety of allowing an Assistant District Attorney to testify publicly about an active prosecution to which he is assigned. However, the proposed date that the Subcommittee selected without consulting the Office presents various scheduling conflicts. In addition, the Committee’s invitation has not made clear the scope of the proposed testimony; and trial court proceedings in People v. Trump are currently scheduled to continue through July 11, 2024. The trial court and reviewing appellate courts have issued numerous orders for the purpose of protecting the fair administration of justice in People v. Trump, and to participate in a public hearing at this time would be potentially detrimental to those efforts.

The District Attorney’s Office therefore requests an opportunity to engage with Committee staff to identify a new hearing date, and to better understand the scope and purpose of the proposed hearing. As with the prior inquiries from this Committee, we look forward to discussing with committee staff how the Office may be able to accommodate the Committee’s invitation while also protecting the integrity of an ongoing criminal prosecution and New York’s sovereign interests.

Respectfully Submitted,

Leslie B. Dubeck

General Counsel

This is the same DA that reduced felony charges last year for actual criminals.

Bragg: “We can not, and will not normalize serious criminal conduct.”

Last year, Alvin Bragg reduced 52% of all felony charges to misdemeanors. pic.twitter.com/lS4cYDpPst

— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 4, 2023

I’ve got a gut feeling that this DA isn’t very honest and is a bit biased.

But, that might just be me.

Never forget that Alvin Bragg lowered 60% of all felonies to misdemeanors in his jurisdiction last year.

Let that sink in: 60% of all people arrested for felonies got their charges lowered by Fat Alvin.

But for Donald Trump, he elevated a misdemeanor to felony by claiming he… pic.twitter.com/7gr6VFatqH

— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 31, 2024

Alvin Bragg is a horrible and uneducated corrupt DA. pic.twitter.com/VOmKOhC586

— (Jason) Stands For Truth (@TrueJMitchell) June 6, 2024

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