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Republicans demand Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg TESTIFY over looming Trump indictment and ask for all communications with the Department of Justice to be turned over

  • Trump revealed he believed he would be arrested Tuesday about a case related to hush money payments he made to Stormy Daniels
  • Republicans asked Bragg to testify and also asked for all documents and communications between Bragg’s office and the DOJ 
  • Letter came before Bragg officially took any action, and demanded he answers for ‘what plainly appears to be a politically motivated prosecutorial decision’ 

House Republicans are now demanding testimony from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg ahead of his potential indictment of former President Trump. 

Trump revealed over the weekend that he believed he would be arrested on Tuesday in relation to a case Bragg has been working on for years related to hush money payments he made to Stormy Daniels

The letter came before Bragg even officially took any action, and the chairs of three committees demanded Bragg answer for ‘what plainly appears to be a politically motivated prosecutorial decision.’ 

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Reps. James Comer, chair of the Oversight Committee, Jim Jordan, chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Bryan Steil, chair of the House Administration Committee asked Bragg to sit for a transcribed interview with them ‘as soon as possible.’ 

The Republicans also asked for all documents and communications between Bragg’s office and the Department of Justice (DOJ). 

Reps. James Comer, chair of the Oversight Committee, Jim Jordan, chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Bryan Steil, chair of the House Administration Committee asked Bragg to sit for a transcribed interview with them 'as soon as possible'

Reps. James Comer, chair of the Oversight Committee, Jim Jordan, chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Bryan Steil, chair of the House Administration Committee asked Bragg to sit for a transcribed interview with them ‘as soon as possible’

‘Was the Manhattan DA’s office in communication with DOJ about their investigation of President Trump?’ Jordan, R-Ohio, mused in a tweet announcing the letter to Bragg. 

‘Was the Manhattan DA’s office using federal funds to investigate President Trump? Alvin Bragg owes our committee answers.’

The Manhattan DA operates independently of the federal government, so it’s not clear how much sway Congress can have. 

House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., told DailyMail.com in an interview she thinks Bragg should be ‘hauled in’ to testify before Congress for his ‘non-case.’ 

‘It’s essentially a form of Alvin Bragg trying to meddle with the 2024 elections,’ she said. 

‘You have a radical, far-left district attorney and Alvin Bragg who’s been funded by George Soros by over a million dollars pursuing political vengeance and political witch hunt against the leading political opponent of Joe Biden.’ 

Democrats sounded off about the letter, accusing Republicans of interfering in a criminal investigation. 

‘House Republicans have opened a kangaroo investigation into the Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg just as he seeks to prosecute Donald Trump,’ said New York Democrat Rep. Ritchie Torres. 

‘Defending Trump is not a legitimate legislative purpose for Congress to investigate a state district attorney,’ said Rep. Dan Goldman, D-N.Y. 

‘Congress has no jurisdiction to investigate the Manhattan DA, which receives no federal funding nor has any other federal nexus.’ 

Goldman added: ‘With four separate criminal investigations into him, Donald Trump announced his candidacy absurdly early in order to create an ‘election interference’ defense. This is a meritless, disingenuous, bogus and circular defense, created by himself to defend himself.’

The letter comes after House Republicans set up a select committee to investigate ‘weaponization’ within government with the power to investigate ‘ongoing criminal investigations.’ 

‘Using a congressional committee to bully a state DA sounds like…the weaponization of the federal government,’ House Judiciary Ranking Member Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) wrote on Twitter.

Trump said he expects to be arrested this week on New York state charges related to a payment he made ahead of the 2016 presidential election. 

Prosecutors argue that he violated a New York law which prohibits falsifying business records when he marked a $130,000 payment to Daniels as ‘legal expenses.’ 

Trump could be charged with falsifying business records in relation to payments to his former attorney, Michael Cohen, who served jail time after pleading guilty to using campaign finances in relation to Daniels. 

The former president could also faces charges linked to violations of election law.

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