Alvin Bragg Taunts GOP After Indicting Trump
On Friday, Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan District Attorney and a Democrat, cautioned Republican lawmakers that their attempts to oversee his inquiry into former President Trump’s actions could result in a “dangerous usurpation” by Congress that may violate the ex-president’s privileges.
It’s stunning to see Alvin Bragg actually double down like this on former President Donald Trump and the Republicans but he doesn’t seem to care.
According to The Hill, Bragg’s office issued a statement the following morning after a grand jury he convened to evaluate evidence indicted Trump for attempting to conceal a hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels by disguising them as legal payments.
Three Republican House chairmen, with House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) leading the way, set a deadline for Bragg until Friday to fulfill their request for documents connected to his investigation.
In another letter, Bragg’s office rejected the chairmen’s request once more, pointing out that there was adequate proof to file charges against Trump and explaining his complete rights during the forthcoming trial.
“What neither Mr. Trump nor Congress may do is interfere with the ordinary course of proceedings in New York State,” Braggs office said in a letter.
This letter marks the fourth exchange between Bragg and the legislators, who requested all the documentation related to the case as well as any communication that Bragg’s office had regarding it.
The Republican leaders claimed that the investigation was driven by political motivations, a claim that Bragg has repeatedly disputed.
“Your second letter asserts that, by failing to provide it, the District Attorney somehow failed to dispute your baseless and inflammatory allegations that our investigation is politically motivated. That conclusion is misleading and meritless,” Braggs office said.
They added, “We did not engage in a point-by-point rebuttal of your letter because our Office is legally constrained in how it publicly discusses pending criminal proceedings, as prosecutorial offices are across the country and as you well know. That secrecy is critical to protecting the privacy of the target of any criminal investigation as well as the integrity of the independent grand jury’s proceedings.”