Thursday, June 6, 2024

Jim Jordan Demands Bragg Testimony Following Trump Hush Money Guilty Verdict; Jordan Asks Trump Prosecutors to Testify to ‘weaponization’ Panel; Jordan Proposes "defunding" Trump Prosecutors

Jim Jordan demands Bragg testimony following Trump hush money guilty verdict:
House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Friday he would demand testimony from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) and another top prosecutors who worked on former President Trump’s hush money case.
A post on the social platform X from the Judiciary’s weaponization subcommittee said Jordan would request an appearance from both Bragg and prosecutor Matthew Colangelo for a June 13 hearing on “the unprecedented political prosecution of President Trump.”
The swiftly scheduled hearing comes after a jury found Trump guilty on each of the 34 counts brought by Bragg on charges connected to falsifying records in order to conceal hush money payments made to porn actor Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election.
Bragg’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment but has resisted previous attempts from Jordan to seek his cooperation, including before charges were ever filed in the case.
Bragg’s team suggested at the time it was Jordan who was inappropriately interfering in the justice system.
“We will not be intimidated by attempts to undermine the justice process, nor will we let baseless accusations deter us from fairly applying the law,” a spokesperson for Bragg’s office said when Jordan first requested his testimony in March of last year.
While the trial is now over, Bragg is likely to resist appearing, as other matters regarding the case are ongoing. Trump’s sentencing for the case is July 11, and his team has also suggested he will appeal the verdict — details that could make the prosecutor reticent to discuss his work. --->READ MORE HERE
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Jordan asks Trump prosecutors to testify to ‘weaponization’ panel:
The House Judiciary Committee chairman on Friday asked two New York state prosecutors to testify at a subcommittee hearing next month about the case where a jury found former president Donald Trump guilty of 34 felony charges of falsifying business records.
In a pair of letters, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government would hold a hearing about the case on June 13. He invited Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Matthew Colangelo, an attorney on Bragg’s team who gave the opening statements at the Trump trial, to testify.
Both letters say the hearing will look at the “actions by state and local prosecutors to engage politically motivated prosecutions of federal officials, in particular the recent political prosecution of President Donald Trump by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.”
The hearing is the first official step by congressional Republicans to back Trump following the trial. A sentencing hearing for Trump is set for July 11.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said the hearing is part of a broader push from Jordan to try to discredit judicial proceedings against Trump.
It is “one in a continuing attempt to bully the prosecutors into abandoning prosecutions and to tell the country the false story of persecution of the president and to help undermine confidence in the criminal justice system in the United States,” Nadler said on Friday.
Rep. Dan Goldman, D-N.Y., a member of the subcommittee, said in an interview that Jordan has no jurisdiction over a state-level prosecution. “He has no basis to be asking for a prosecutor to come in to testify before Congress,” Goldman said.
Bragg, at a press conference on Thursday, thanked the jury and said they paid careful attention to the evidence and the law. The district attorney also praised his prosecution team, saying they embodied the “finest traditions of this office” and described them as “model public servants.” --->READ MORE HERE
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