House Republicans demand information from former prosecutors in Trump case

House Republicans have demanded the testimony and documents of two former Manhattan prosecutors who led a criminal investigation into Donald Trump before resigning last year in a standoff over the direction of the investigation.

Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, sent letters to Mark Pomerantz and Carey Dunne as the party supports the former president.

They request transcribed interviews and a series of communications before March 27. A grand jury in New York is weighing whether or not to indict Trump.

The letters, obtained by The Associated Press, are part of a larger Republican-led congressional investigation into Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, which is wrapping up a probe into whether Trump participated in an illegal secret money scheme involving to a porn actor.

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The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jim Jordan (José Luis Magaña/AP)

Jordan and other senior Republicans have called Bragg’s investigation a “political manhunt,” and one without merit.

In a letter to Mr. Pomerantz, Mr. Jordan said: “Last year, you resigned your position over Bragg’s initial reluctance to press charges, shaming Bragg in his resignation letter, which was subsequently leaked, so that will file charges.

“It now appears that his efforts to shame Bragg have worked, as he is reportedly resurrecting a so-called ‘zombie’ case against President Trump using a tenuous and unproven legal theory.”

Requests for comment from Pomerantz and Dunne were not immediately returned Wednesday night.

The contact with Pomerantz and Dunne comes days after Jordan and two other Republican presidents sent a letter to the Democrat Bragg seeking information about his actions in the Trump case, which they characterized as an “unprecedented abuse of tax authority.” . .

They requested testimony, as well as documents and copies of any communications with the Department of Justice.

“No authority wanted to take the case but then what changed? President Trump announces that he is running for president and shazam,” Jordan told reporters on Monday.

By demanding transparency amid a criminal investigation, House Republicans are using the power of their new majority to defend Trump, who is still considered the leader of the party, as he prepares a second run for president.

The Manhattan grand jury appears close to finishing its job, after hearing from former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen last week, but the timing of a possible decision on whether to indict the former president remains uncertain.

Prosecutors canceled a scheduled grand jury session on Wednesday and it was unclear if the panel would meet on Thursday.


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