New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s effort to prevent an earlier prosecutor in his department from speaking to the House Judiciary Committee on the criminal charges brought against Donald Trump backfired.
It was rejected by a federal judge this past Wednesday.
Pomerantz Called to Testify
Former deputy district attorney Mark Pomerantz was called before the committee’s members, including the head, Rep. Jim Jordan, to testify on the DA’s investigation into Trump, 76.
This resulted in the prior president’s arrest in March.
Bragg sued Jordan and the Judiciary Committee, alleging that the demand was an abuse of power by the GOP-controlled House and a bid to sway a state criminal investigation.
Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil, however, determined that the summons had been granted with a valid parliamentary objective. The judge ruled it did not fall under the federal judiciary’s place to direct how Congress conducts itself.
Well that's a new one. I thought Democrats are above the law. 🤔 El Chapo's grandkids won't get to be the Senators from NY, DE, and MA.
Federal judge shoots down Alvin Bragg's bid to stop Rep. Jim Jordan's subpoena: 'No one is above the law' https://t.co/yPUr4J9lvI via @nypost
— El Guanaco Harto (@ElGuanacoHarto) April 20, 2023
For the congressional deposition, Pomerantz must show up. Nobody stands above what is right, Vyskocil opined in a decision following an appearance in federal court in Manhattan.
Unless Bragg’s office is successful in getting a postponement from an appeals court in the United States, Pomerantz is expected to appear for the deposition on Thursday morning. Later on Wednesday, both Pomerantz and the DA’s office challenged the decision.
Many people on Twitter have said that they feel Bragg is not the right person to serve as district attorney.
DA Alvin Bragg suffered a blow in court today!
Federal judge shoots down Alvin Bragg's bid to stop Rep. Jim Jordan's subpoena: 'No one is above the law'
He is in fact Unfit to serve as DA. https://t.co/BGEeslvSnP via @nypost
— Joyreaper (@joyreaper) April 20, 2023
Following his resignation, Pomerantz published a tell-all memoir that includes information regarding a prior grand jury investigation of Trump. This investigation eventually resulted in no criminal charges being brought upon the former president.
Bragg Laid Charges
After Pomerantz left his post, Bragg obtained a charge against Trump on 34 felony counts.
At his appearance in Manhattan Supreme Court previously in April, the former president entered a plea of not guilty to the accusations.This article appeared in The Patriot Brief and has been published here with permission.