Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Brag has relentlessly pursued age-old charges from 2016 regarding alleged events in 2006 against former President Donald Trump and has entered uncharted territory with last week’s indictment of the former president.
Bragg must be aware that Republicans will not tolerate this attempt to tarnish Trump, and that allowing these proceedings to proceed will likely boomerang on the DA. The media is having a field day with the indictment’s 34 allegations, which appear repetitive and are not legally explained.
As Congress enters the conflict, Bragg is about to begin his own battle with prominent Republicans.
Daily Mail reports that prominent Republican lawmaker Kevin McCarthy has reiterated his warning that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg will face a congressional investigation regarding his case against Donald Trump.
he House Speaker lashed out at the prosecutor for bringing “politicized charges” against the former president over allegations he paid hush money to two women, including ex-porn star Stormy Daniels. McCarthy, a nine-term Congressman representing California’s 22nd district, accused the 49-year-old of trying to derail the real estate mogul’s bid to return to the White House.
“Alvin Bragg is attempting to interfere in our democratic process by invoking federal law to bring politicized charges against President Trump,” he wrote on Twitter. “(His) weaponization of the federal justice process will be held accountable by Congress,” the GOP leader added.
The Daily Mail reported that McCarthy’s spokesperson did not immediately respond to questions about when such an investigation would be launched and what it intended to accomplish. McCarthy, 58, made his remarks after Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 felonies related to the $310,000 in payments.
Trump himself posted today, “REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS SHOULD DEFUND THE DOJ AND FBI UNTIL THEY COME TO THEIR SENSES. THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TOTALLY WEAPONIZED LAW ENFORCEMENT IN OUR COUNTRY AND ARE VICIOUSLY USING THIS ABUSE OF POWER TO INTERFERE WITH OUR ALREADY UNDER SEIGE ELECTIONS!”
The Daily Mail reported Bragg’s stance on the allegations:
A court filing alleged that hush money was paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, Playboy model Karen McDougal, and a former Trump Tower doorman who claimed to know that Trump fathered an illegitimate child. But Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg contends that the former reality TV star spent the money to conceal information that could have derailed his 2016 presidential campaign.
The registered Democrat told reporters: ‘What this case is about: 34 false statements made to cover up other crimes. These are felony crimes in New York state, no matter who you are. We cannot and will not normalize serious criminal conduct.’
According to the court filing, Trump and others involved in the scheme “violated election laws and made and caused false entries in the business records of various entities in New York.” The document adds that Trump and his allies “also took steps that mischaracterized, for tax purposes, the true nature of the payments.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
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