(NYC) Manhattan prosecutor Alvin Bragg who indicted Donald Trump on April 4 sued a Republican lawmaker in the House of Representatives to thwart his attempts to ‘interfere’ in his case amid a barrage of attacks conservatives.
In his complaint, filed Tuesday in New York in federal court, the prosecutor accuses Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, of carrying out “an unprecedented and unconstitutional attack” against his investigation.
It aims to block any attempt by the elected official and his colleagues to summon the elected prosecutor with the label of the Democratic Party so that he is heard before Congress.
Jim Jordan has already formally summoned a resigned former assistant to Alvin Bragg, Mark Pomerantz.
“Congress has no power to oversee the criminal prosecution of an American state”, writes in his complaint the prosecutor, who accuses the elected official of a “transparent campaign to attack and intimidate him”, also speaking of “obstruction”.
Alvin Bragg has endured a barrage of attacks from Republicans since Donald Trump was indicted on 34 alleged tax and accounting frauds related to payments to cover up three embarrassing cases before the 2016 presidential election, including a sexual relationship with the movie actress X Stormy Daniels which he has always denied.
In his complaint, the African-American prosecutor points out that “Mr. Trump, in particular, threatened New York officials with violent and racist vitriolic speech”, recalling that he called him a “animal supported by [George] Soros”, the American billionaire and philanthropist regularly targets anti-Semitic and conspiratorial attacks.
He also recalls that the indictment was decided by a grand jury, a panel of citizens.
“First of all, they are indicting a president who has committed no crime. Then they initiate proceedings to block Congressional scrutiny when we ask about the federal funds they say they used to do so,” House Representative Jim Jordan, an elected state official, tweeted. from Ohio.
The House Judiciary Committee announced on Monday that it would hold an April 17 “on-the-ground hearing” in New York on “the pro-crime and anti-victim policies of prosecutor” Alvin Bragg.
“Don’t be fooled, the Republican Party in the House is coming to the safest big city in America for a political stunt,” Alvin Bragg tweeted.