On Thursday, House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan subpoenaed a former assistant district attorney in New York who resigned after leading an investigation into the finances of former President Donald Trump. Mark Pomerantz was one of two prosecutors who resigned in February 2022 after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg took office and indicated he had doubts about proceeding with the probe.
Jordan wants Pomerantz, a former federal prosecutor, to appear for a deposition as the committee “is conducting oversight” of Bragg’s conduct, saying in a statement that “Pomerantz’s public statements about the investigation strongly suggest that Bragg’s prosecution of President Trump is politically motivated.” The subpoena’s cover letter read in part: “Based on your unique role as a special assistant district attorney leading the investigation into President Trump’s finances, you are uniquely situated to provide information that is relevant and necessary to inform the committee’s oversight and potential legislative reforms.”
Bragg’s responded in a statement: “The House GOP continues to attempt to undermine an active investigation and ongoing New York criminal case with an unprecedented campaign of harassment and intimidation. Repeated efforts to weaken state and local law enforcement actions are an abuse of power and will not deter us from our duty to uphold the law.”
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