(Republicaninformer.com)- Last week, after the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office rebuffed a request from three Republican House committee chairs who demanded to see documents and records related to Bragg’s investigation, the GOP chairmen issued a second request over the weekend, NBC News reported.
Last Monday, just two days after former President Trump falsely claimed that he would be “arrested” on Tuesday, March 21, Oversight Committee chair James Comer, Judiciary Committee chair Jim Jordan, and House Administration Committee chair Bryan Steil sent a letter to District Attorney Bragg accusing him of engaging in “an unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority.”
The congressmen demanded that Alvin Bragg give testimony in Congress if the grand jury probing the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels voted to indict Trump, and requested details on the communications between Bragg’s office and the Department of Justice, as well as information on how the DA’s Office is using federal funds.
The chairmen gave Bragg until March 23 to respond to their request.
In her response, Leslie Dubeck, general counsel for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, described the request for documents as an “unlawful incursion into New York’s sovereignty,” and said that former president Trump’s Truth Social post “created a false expectation” that he would be arrested on Tuesday. Dubeck also reiterated that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is obligated to maintain the secrecy of the grand jury probe.
Unsatisfied with Dubeck’s response, chairmen Jordan, Comer, and Steil sent a second letter to Alvin Bragg over the weekend noting that Dubeck’s reply did not dispute the main points in their initial letter.
They argued that the case against Trump is not just a matter of “local or state interests” as it involves the possible prosecution of a former President of the United States by an “elected local prosecutor” from the opposing party, which gives the case “substantial federal interests.”
In their letter, the chairmen reiterated the information they are seeking and set a new deadline of March 31.