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    Federal Judge Rejects Bragg’s Bid To Stop Rep. Jim Jordan’s Subpoena

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    A federal judge denied Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s request to prevent a former prosecutor from testifying about the criminal case against former President Donald Trump before the House Judiciary Committee.

    “The committee and its chairman, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), had subpoenaed ex-assistant district attorney Mark Pomerantz to give testimony about the DA’s investigation into Trump, 76, that culminated in the former president’s indictment in March. Bragg filed suit against Jordan and the Judiciary Committee, claiming the subpoena was an overreach by the GOP-led House and an attempt to influence a state criminal proceeding,” the New York Post reported. “But Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil found the subpoena was issued with a valid legislative purpose and that it was not the role of the federal judiciary to dictate how Congress operates.”

    “Mr. Pomerantz must appear for the congressional deposition. No one is above the law,” Judge Vyskocil wrote in an opinion issued after a Manhattan federal court hearing.

    Pomerantz is scheduled to appear Thursday morning for the deposition, unless Bragg’s office obtains a postponement from a federal appeals court.

    This month, Bragg filed a lawsuit against Jordan to demand he cease “interfering” with a local prosecution.

    Mike Davis of The Federalist Society reported that a judge for the Southern District of New York refused to even file a temporary restraining order as quickly as 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 said, showing a screenshot of the decision.

    “Summary of Soros-funded Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s (frivolous) legal argument: Congress is interfering in Bragg’s misuse of federal funds and misuse of federal law to politically interfere in the next presidential election,” he said.

    In his lawsuit, Bragg claimed that Jordan and the committee are conducting an intimidation campaign in response to the indictment.

    Fox News reported that the district attorney is pursuing legal action “in response to an unprecedentedly brazen and unconstitutional attack by members of Congress on an ongoing criminal prosecution and investigation of” Trump.

    Fox News noted additionally:

    Bragg, a Democrat, is requesting that a judge invalidate subpoenas that Jordan, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, has issued or intends to issue as part of an investigation into Bragg’s handling of the Trump case.

    In recent weeks, the Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena for Mark Pomerantz, a former prosecutor who oversaw the Trump investigation, to testify. The committee has also requested relevant documents and testimony from Bragg and his office. Bragg has denied these demands.

    More on this story via Conservative Brief:

    A plethora of legal experts have come forward since Trump’s indictment and argued that Bragg’s case is exceptionally weak. CONTINUE READING…

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