Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney formally refused to cooperate with the House Republicans’ congressional investigation, into what he called an “unprecedented abuse” of authority. He also denied providing testimony and documents to top House Republican leadership, due to “an unprecedented inquiry into a pending local prosecution”, according to a report by Breitbart News.
Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Oversight Committee chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY), and Administration Committee chairman Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI), on Monday, had demanded Bragg comply with the committee’s request for documents and testimony in anticipation of the possible indictment. Reportedly, anticipation was generated after Trump announced Saturday that he expected to be arrested in the coming days based on “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which is investigating Trump’s alleged role in hush money paid to Stormy Daniels in 2016.
As Republicans have raised questions about Bragg’s investigation, he reportedly stated-
“The Letter only came after Donald Trump created a false expectation that he would be arrested the next day and his lawyers reportedly urged you to intervene,”… “Neither fact is a legitimate basis for congressional inquiry.” adding…“[T]he District Attorney is obliged by the federal and state constitutions to protect the independence of state law enforcement functions from federal interference,”-Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney
Republicans had asked-
“Was the Manhattan DA’s office in communication with DOJ about their investigation of President Trump?” “Was the Manhattan DA’s office using federal funds to investigate President Trump?”- Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)
“I think we should hear Alvin Bragg testify before Congress, under oath, about his vision and the fact that this is wildly political and the fact that this was not pursued by federal courts and the fact that the Department of Justice passed on this,”-Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Many legal experts believe Bragg’s potential case against Trump is shaky and may not hold up in court. Jonathan Turley, the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, at George Washington University, said-
“The case is legally pathetic,”. “It is extremely difficult to show that paying money to cover up an embarrassing affair was done for election purposes as opposed to an array of obvious other reasons, from protecting a celebrity’s reputation to preserving a marriage.”-Jonathan Turley, Professor of Public Interest Law, George Washington University
Again, this focus on the drama surrounding what Trump calls yet and other “witch hunt”, is certainly keeping the media enthralled, clearly distracted and stirring the country-wide pot - in keeping the eyes of the nation - off of the House Oversight Committee’s bombshell discovery into the Biden family’s connection to the Chinese Communist Party, via their business dealings.
That this swirling drama is upon the American people is not by mistake. The truth is making its way out, despite the distractions. May America keep its focus in the right direction and not be distracted wrongfully, by the left, who would like nothing better than to evade the investigation which could yield the truth of any real compromise of Joe Biden and ruin their 2024 hopes for his re-election (yes, the one he hasn’t announced as yet).
“The four horsemen of the apocalypse predict an ailing marriage; Criticism, Defensiveness, Stonewalling and Contempt. The worst of these is contempt.”-John M Gottman