Judge Hands Desperate Alvin Bragg a Massive Loss in His Effort to Avoid House Investigation

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As we reported on Tuesday, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was desperately trying to stave off the House investigation into the question of the political nature of his prosecution of former President Donald Trump.


Bragg filed a suit against the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), arguing the investigation was a “transparent campaign to intimidate and attack” his case against former President Donald Trump. He sought to get a temporary restraining order blocking the subpoena that the Committee issued to Mark Pomerantz, a former assistant district attorney in Bragg’s office who oversaw the investigation into Trump before he left the DA’s office. Bragg also tried to block the Committee from getting “confidential documents and testimony from the district attorney himself as well as his current and former employees and officials.”

Bragg is trying to do all he can not to comply, claiming he was taking action “in response to an unprecedently [sic] brazen and unconstitutional attack by members of Congress on an ongoing New York State criminal prosecution and investigation of former President Donald J. Trump.”

But the judge in the matter did not agree. U.S. District Court Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil, a Trump appointee, denied the request from Alvin Bragg for a temporary restraining order against Rep. Jordan. In the denial, the judge noted that Bragg didn’t even provide documents he should have to support his cause, including that “subpoena purportedly served on Mr. Pomerantz” as well as the “Declaration of Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr.,” which is mentioned in Bragg’s moving papers. Sounds like Bragg didn’t help himself, and the judge is chiding him for failure to have everything he should have had for such a motion.


The judge gave Jordan until April 17 to respond response to Bragg’s suit and then the court will consider the matter on April 19.

Mike Davis, founder and president of the pro-Trump Article III Project and former Chief Counsel for Nominations to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told Breitbart News that Bragg’s lawsuit against Jordan is “laughably frivolous.” “Soros-funded Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s lawsuit against House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan is laughably frivolous, as evidenced by the fact Bragg couldn’t even win a temporary restraining order,” Davis said. “Harvard Law should demand that Bragg return his law degree.”

Jim Jordan also called out Bragg’s effort.

“First, they indict a president for no crime,” Jordan stated. “Then, they sue to block congressional oversight when we ask questions about the federal funds they say they used to do it.”

But it looks like Bragg just got his head handed to him on this one. We’ll have to wait to see the final hearing on the matter, but it’s fair to say that things are not going well with his effort to duck the investigation from Jordan and the Committee.


When you go down the banana republic road of targeting your political opponents, you shouldn’t expect that you can get away with it in our free society that should still operate according to the rule of law. Fortunately, it looks like the Republicans are going to hold Bragg’s feet to the fire and hold him accountable. He’s trying to wriggle out of it, but so far, it’s not working.


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