The Prague office is raging against a House GOP request from Manhattan DA to testify on Trump’s indictment
- He asked the GOP chairmen for a list of questions they wanted to ask the DA
- He also asked them to “describe the kind of documents you think we can produce” without getting involved in the case
- Charges were filed against Trump on Thursday night, and he is expected to be arrested on Tuesday
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg hit back at House GOP leaders who threatened to bring him in, accusing them of a “serious usurpation” of the judicial system.
Leslie B. Dubic, general counsel for the Prague office, wrote to the chairmen of the three committees demanding documents and testimony from Prague asking them for a list of questions they wanted to ask the DA and to “describe the kind of documents you think we can produce” without interfering with the case.
Dubic ousted Chief Justice Jim Jordan, Chief Oversight Officer James Comer, and Administration Chief Brian Steele for choosing to “collaborate” with former President Trump’s efforts to “discredit” Prague.
The Prague office asked the chiefs to come up with a “negotiated solution” before it sent the DA a subpoena.
And I have suggested that, as Chairman of the Committee, you use the prestige of your office to denounce these attacks and urge respect for the fairness of our judicial system and the work of the impartial grand jury. Devastation.’
In a series of two letters, the heads of the Republican Party demanded that Prague provide information and testimony, and said that he was facing “political pressure from left-wing activists.”
In their second letter, the lawmakers said they were investigating Prague for the legislative purpose of proposing a bill to protect former presidents from state investigations of “personal acts.” The committees must have a legislative purpose when subpoenas are issued, as Bragg threatened.
But the Prague office accused the chiefs of raising “an unsubstantiated pretext to interfere with the work of our office”.
“We urge you to refrain from these sensational charges, withdraw your claim for information, and allow the criminal justice process to proceed without unlawful political interference.”
A Manhattan grand jury has voted overwhelmingly to convict Donald Trump of more than $130,000 in hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, making him the first former president to face criminal charges.
This marks the end of a year-long investigation into hush money paid adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016, allegedly to buy her silence about their relationship.
The indictment means he’s the first former president to be charged with a crime, and he’s taking the country into uncharted legal and political territory, with a presidential candidate now facing arrest and the prospect of a humiliating court appearance.
The Bragg office asked the chiefs to come up with a “negotiated solution” before serving the DA with a subpoena
The Prague office charged Trump on Thursday night
House Republican lawmakers also set their sights on two former prosecutors who resigned from the Manhattan DA office over the handling of his investigation into former President Trump.
Attorneys Mark Pomerantz and Carrie Dunn sought to prosecute Trump in 2022 and resigned after Bragg rejected their legal theories.
This came amid a lack of movement in what was dubbed “zombies”.
The letter notes that the two “resigned from the office due to Bragg’s initial reluctance to move forward with charges in 2022.”
Bragg is now attempting to “stake the case on the same facts in a new trial,” the letter said.
Bragg’s office responded: “Your examination of the facts of a single criminal investigation, for the supposed purpose of determining whether charges against Mr. Trump are warranted, is an improper and grave usurpation of executive and judicial functions.”