Bragg To Testify Before Congress

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) said last week that he would testify before Congress following a request from Republicans. However, the exact date of the testimony was not clear and would be happening after the sentencing of former President Donald Trump next month.

Bragg responded to a request for testimony from Republican leaders. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) sought the testimony and requested a June 13 testimony.

Jordan said that he would seek to “examine 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.”

Bragg’s office requested another date to testify and sought to arrive after the July 11 sentencing.

Jordan is also seeking information regarding former Department of Justice (DOJ) official Matthew Colangelo. Colangelo left the DOJ to join Bragg’s team, which ultimately prosecuted the former president. Multiple Republicans, including Trump’s attorney, criticized Colangelo’s role in the case.

Some have accused the role of being a sign that the prosecution was coordinated by President Joe Biden and his administration.

The statement came as Bragg and other prosecutors charging Trump have been criticized for their actions. Jordan sought to have their offices defunded.

Bragg led the prosecution of former President Donald Trump, which received considerable criticism from Republicans. A number of leading Republicans said that the charges did not match the alleged crime, which was rooted in the aftermath of an alleged brief relationship between Trump and former adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Some Republicans cited Bragg’s campaign promises that he would go after the former president. They also cite the fact that Bragg initially rejected prosecuting the former president for the same charges.

Trump denies any wrongdoing in the case. He became the first former president to be charged and convicted of a felony. The jury found him guilty of 34 felony counts.

The former president also announced that he would appeal the conviction, calling the case a “scam.”

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