Judge hands desperate Alvin Bragg a massive loss in his effort to avoid a home investigation – Reuters

As we announced on Tuesday, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was desperately trying to avoid the House inquiry into the question of the political nature of his prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

Bragg filed a lawsuit against House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), arguing the investigation was a “transparent campaign to intimidate and attack” his case against former President Donald Trump. He sought a temporary restraining order blocking the subpoena the committee issued to Mark Pomerantz, a former assistant prosecutor in Bragg’s office who oversaw the investigation into Trump before he left the prosecutor’s office. . Bragg also attempted to block the Committee from obtaining “confidential documents and testimony from the district attorney himself and his current and former employees and officials.”

Bragg is trying to do everything he can not to comply, saying he was taking action “in response to an unprecedented situation”. [sic] brazen and unconstitutional attack by members of Congress on an ongoing New York State criminal prosecution and investigation of former President Donald J. Trump.

But the judge in the matter disagreed. US District Court Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil, appointed by Trump, refused the request of Alvin Bragg for a temporary restraining order against the representative of Jordan. In the denial, the judge noted that Bragg had not even provided the documents he should have to support his case, including this “subpoena allegedly served on Mr. Pomerantz” as well as the “Declaration of Theodore J. Boutrous , Jr.” which is mentioned in the moving Bragg papers. It looks like Bragg didn’t help himself, and the judge berates him for not having everything he should have for such a request.

The judge gave Jordan until April 17 to respond to Bragg’s complaint, then the court will consider the case on April 19.

Mike Davis, founder and chairman of the pro-Trump Article III Project and former chief counsel for Senate Judiciary Chairman Nominations Chuck Grassley (R-IA), told Breitbart News that Bragg’s lawsuit against Jordan is over. “ridiculously frivolous”. “Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s Soros-funded lawsuit against House Justice Chairman Jim Jordan is ridiculously frivolous, as evidenced by the fact that Bragg couldn’t even get a restraining order. temporary,” Davis said. “Harvard Law should demand that Bragg turn in his law degree.”

Jim Jordan also called out Bragg’s effort.

“First, they’re indicting a president for no crime,” Jordan said. “Then they’re suing to block congressional oversight when we ask about the federal funds they say they used to do that.”

But it looks like Bragg just got his head back on this one. We’ll have to wait to see the final hearing on the matter, but it’s fair to say things aren’t going well with his efforts to dodge Jordan and the Committee’s investigation.

When you go the banana republic route by targeting your political opponents, you should not expect to be able to get away with it in our free society which should always operate under the rule of law. Luckily, it looks like Republicans are going to hold Bragg’s feet to the fire and hold him accountable. He’s trying to get out of it, but so far it’s not working.

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