Thursday, House Republicans introduced two bills that target New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who presented the case that led to former President Donald Trump’s indictment earlier this month.
This week, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan informed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg that Republican investigations into him would not be delayed by Bragg’s lawsuit.
During an interview with Fox News, the Ohio Republican assailed Bragg for his “pro-crime, anti-victim policies” in New York. In addition, Jordan accused the DA of exceeding his authority by filing a lawsuit against him, claiming that Trump was indicted for “no crime!”
Tuesday, Bragg filed a lawsuit demanding Jordan cease interfering with the local prosecution. Mike Davis of The Federalist Society reported that a judge refused to issue even a temporary restraining order after he filed his petition.
“Soros-funded Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s (frivolous) lawsuit against House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan is already off to a bad start for Bragg: The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York declined to even enter a temporary restraining order,” he wrote.
The Daily Caller obtained ALVIN, or the “Accountability for Lawless Violence in Our Neighborhoods Act,” and the “No Federal Funds for Political Prosecution Act.”
The “ALVIN Act” prohibits the disbursement of federal funds to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and requires the office to return federal funds received after January 1, 2022.
“The ‘No Federal Funds for Political Prosecutions Act,’ prohibits state or local law enforcement agencies from using funds or property attainted pursuant to section 511(e) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 811(e)), section 981 of title 18, United States Code, or section 524 of title 28, United States Code, to investigate or prosecute the President, Vice President, or a candidate for the office of President in a criminal case while lawlessness permeates major American cities,” The Daily Caller reported.
District Attorney Alvin Bragg ran on a campaign pledge to indict President Trump. Bragg took the unprecedented action of converting alleged minor business misdemeanors to 34 individual felonies in an attempt to put President Trump behind bars and humiliate him and his supporters,” Biggs told the outlet.
“This weaponized prosecutor’s office has spent thousands of federal taxpayer dollars to subsidize this political indictment and is demanding millions more in federal grants. It’s disturbing to see District Attorney Bragg waste federal resources for political purposes rather than addressing the serious crime in his city. As a member of the House Judiciary and Oversight & Accountability Committees, and with an almost insurmountable national debt that exceeds $ 1 trillion, the nation simply cannot afford to support Mr. Bragg’s politicization of the criminal justice system,” Biggs continued.
Bragg filed a lawsuit against Jordan on Tuesday in response to a subpoena sent to the prosecutor by Jordan’s House Judiciary Committee last week requesting information about the office’s indictment of former President Donald Trump.
Bragg stated that the indictment was the consequence of a campaign of intimidation by Jordan and the committee.
As a result of Trump’s indictment, numerous legal experts have argued that Bragg’s case is incredibly feeble.
“The question to ask yourself in a case like this [is], ‘Would a case like this be brought against anybody else, whether he or she be president, former president or a regular citizen?’ The answer is… no,” Sol Wisenberg, a former Whitewater deputy counsel stated.
“You can debate all day long whether or not… Trump should be indicted related to the records at Mar-a-Lago, whether or not he should be indicted with respect to Jan. 6 incitement of lawless activity… Those are real crimes if they occurred, and he committed them,” he added. “This is preposterous.”
“Ian Millhiser, a senior correspondent at Vox, wrote: “There is something painfully anticlimactic about Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment of former President Trump. It concerns not Trump’s efforts to overthrow the duly elected government of the United States, but his alleged effort to cover up a possible extramarital affair with a porn star. And there’s a very real risk that this indictment will end in an even bigger anticlimax. It is unclear that the felony statute that Trump is accused of violating actually applies to him,” Conservative Brief reported.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Mark Stern, a writer for the liberal outlet Slate, published a story titled, “The Trump Indictment Is Not the Slam-Dunk Case Democrats Wanted.” CONTINUE READING…