Will Alvin Bragg Be Subpoenaed by House Judiciary? 'Everything's on the Table' per Jim Jordan

Ever since news leaked of the impending indictment of Donald Trump by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s office, there’s been a battle brewing between Bragg and the House Judiciary Committee.


Immediately following news of the reported indictment, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy called it an abuse of power by a “radical DA” pursuing “political vengeance” against Trump and announced he was “directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions.”

House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH), along with House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-KY) and House Administration Committee Chair Bryan Steil (R-WI), directed a letter to Bragg “demanding communications, documents, and testimony relating to Bragg’s unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority and the potential indictment of former President Donald Trump.”

In response, Bragg, via a spokesperson, vowed (ironically) that his office “will not be intimidated by attempts to undermine the justice process, nor will we let baseless accusations deter us from fairly applying the law.” Initially, Bragg maintained that Donald Trump was to blame for creating a “false expectation” that he would be arrested. (Apparently, the only thing “false” about it was the timing.)


The House responded with a follow-up letter excoriating Bragg for his failure to cooperate.

The House GOP ripped apart Bragg in a letter signed by the Comer, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH), and House Administration Committee Chair Bryan Steil, trouncing Bragg for his refusal. This paragraph is gold and it just dissects the heart of the matter.

Notably, your reply letter did not dispute the central allegations at issue—that you, under political pressure from left-wing activists and former prosecutors in your office, are reportedly planning to use an alleged federal campaign finance violation, previously declined by federal prosecutors, as a vehicle to extend the statute of limitations on an otherwise misdemeanor offense and indict for the first time in history a former President of the United States. Moreover, you are apparently attempting to upgrade a misdemeanor charge to a felony using an untested legal theory at the same time when you are simultaneously downgrading felony charges to misdemeanors in a majority of other cases in your jurisdiction.

That was March 25th. Fast forward a week and a half, and Donald Trump has been indicted and arraigned while Bragg’s office still hasn’t been forthcoming with the information requested of it by the House.


Now, the House is “seriously weighing” the possibility of issuing subpoenas to Bragg and two former prosecutors from his office over the matter.

A source familiar told Fox News Digital on Wednesday night that the House Judiciary Committee is “seriously” considering issuing subpoenas for Bragg, and the two ex-prosecutors – Mark Pomerantz and Carey Dunne – to testify before the panel.

Bragg, when he took over as district attorney in January 2022, stopped pursuing charges against Trump and suspended the investigation “indefinitely,” according to a letter written last year by Pomerantz.

Pomerantz and Dunne, who had been leading the investigation under Bragg’s predecessor – former Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance – submitted their resignations in February 2022 after Bragg began raising doubts about pursuing a case against Trump.

After Pomerantz resigned, he wrote a tell-all book based on the investigation, which was still ongoing. The book seemingly made the case to charge Trump.

Jordan joined Fox News Host Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures” to discuss the matter, noting that Bragg has conceded he used federal funds in his investigation and the charges involve a federal election. When asked whether he would consider issuing subpoenas to Bragg, Jordan stated:


“Everything’s on the table, Maria. We’re going to talk with the other chairmen and look at the response. We just got his letter back, we’re reviewing that, but we think that this is — here’s I think maybe the most important thing — we think this is bigger. This involves all of us.

“I don’t think it’s an accident that the same week we learned that the IRS knocked on Matt Taibbi’s door while he’s testifying in Congress — that same week is when we learned a district attorney is going to — a leftwing district attorney, a Soros-backed district attorney — is going to go after the former president of the United States. That is a scary thing.”



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