Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s (D) office has accused House Republicans of committing “unlawful political interference” because they are demanding he appears before Congress to testify about the controversial indictment of former President Donald Trump.
Many critics have pointed out the irony of the Democrat district attorney who is blatantly interfering in the 2024 election by indicting Trump claiming that Republicans are the ones committing “political interference.” Meanwhile, Democrats are celebrating the indictment and Republicans have condemned the radical district attorney for “political persecution.”
In a letter addressed to House Republicans, Manhattan District Attorney’s office general counsel Leslie B. Dubeck accused GOP lawmakers — including Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Oversight and Accountability Committee chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) — of “collaborating” with Trump.
“As you are no doubt aware, former President Trump has directed harsh invective against District Attorney Bragg and threatened on social media that his arrest or indictment in New York may unleash ‘death & destruction,’” the letter read.
Dubeck went on to argue that Jordan and Comer should have denounced Trump’s “harsh invective.”
“Instead, you and many of your colleagues have chosen to collaborate with Mr. Trump’s efforts to vilify and denigrate the integrity of elected state prosecutors and trial judges and made unfounded allegations that the Office’s investigation … is politically motivated,” the letter stated. “We urge you to refrain from these inflammatory accusations, withdraw your demand for information, and let the criminal justice process proceed without unlawful political interference.”
Meanwhile, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has spoken out about the indictment, even going so far as to state that Congress will intervene.
“Alvin Bragg has irreparably damaged our country in an attempt to interfere in our Presidential election,” McCarthy said. “As he routinely frees violent criminals to terrorize the public, he weaponized our sacred system of justice against President Donald Trump. The American people will not tolerate this injustice, and the House of Representatives will hold Alvin Bragg and his unprecedented abuse of power to account.”
Alvin Bragg has irreparably damaged our country in an attempt to interfere in our Presidential election.
As he routinely frees violent criminals to terrorize the public, he weaponized our sacred system of justice against President Donald Trump.
The American people will not…
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) March 30, 2023
In a letter to Bragg last week, House Republicans demanded that he answer questions about the motivation behind the indictment — especially considering that it was based on an almost seven-year-old so-called “hush money” payment to former porn star Stormy Daniels that was made by Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, a supposed crime that is well-past the state of limitations.
“In light of the serious consequences of your actions, we expect that you will testify about what plainly appears to be a politically motivated prosecutorial decision,” the letter stated.
The letter came last week before the indictment, though Trump had already announced that he would be indicted soon, in a post on Truth Social citing “illegal leaks” from Bragg’s office. Trump was then indicted on Thursday by a Manhattan grand jury.