WASHINGTON – Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, asking a court to block elements of the congressional investigation into his case.
Calling it an «unprecedented, brazen and unconstitutional attack» on an ongoing investigation, Bragg in the lawsuit filed Tuesday said allowing Jordan’s lawsuits, including the subpoena of former assistant district attorney Mark Pomerantz, would cause «imminent and irreparable if the secret and privileged material is forced to reveal it». spread.»
Bragg’s lawsuit asks the court to block a subpoena issued by Jordan to Pomerantz. Jordan, R-Ohio, wants Pomerantz to testify as part of the judicial panel’s investigation into Trump’s impeachment. The former president pleaded not guilty last week to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to his alleged role in hush money payments toward the end of his 2016 presidential campaign.
«President Jordan’s subpoena is an unconstitutional attempt to undermine an ongoing felony criminal investigation and prosecution in New York,» Bragg said in a statement Tuesday. «As our complaint details, this is unprecedented and unlawful interference by Congress that lacks any legal merit and challenges the basic tenets of federalism.»