House Judiciary Committee Demands Bragg Testify

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) is demanding that Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney, testify in a letter sent to Bragg Monday in the wake of his “unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority” for considering charges against former President Donald Trump for alleged “hush money” payments made on Trump’s behalf by Michael Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels. The U.S. attorney’s office in New York declined to charge Trump after reviewing the case in 2019. The Federal Election Commission ended its investigation of the matter in 2021 without pressing charges as well. Jordan was critical of Bragg in the letter saying, “The legal theory underlying your reported prosecution appears to be tenuous and untested.”  Jordan also cast doubts on Bragg’s ‘star witness,’ convicted perjurer Michael Cohen.