After Trump indictment, Manhattan DA accuses House GOP of 'unlawful political interference
The Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office claims House Republicans have made "baseless and inflammatory allegations that our investigation is politically motivated" in a letter following the indictment of former President Donald Trump.
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has retaliated against House Republicans who are asking for evidence and statements regarding their case against former President Donald Trump, labeling their requests as "unlawful political interference" in an ongoing criminal investigation.
Leslie B. Dubeck, the general counsel for Bragg's office, criticized their "baseless and inflammatory allegations that our investigation is politically motivated" in a letter sent to three prominent House Republican chairmen on Friday.
According to Dubeck, "The Committees' attempted interference with a current state criminal investigation — and now prosecution — is an unprecedented and illegal incursion on New York's sovereign interests."
Trump's alleged involvement in hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels in 2016 to silence her about claims she had an illicit affair with him years earlier while he was running for president is being looked into by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Trump has denied having sex with Daniels and denying fabricating financial documents to hide the payment.
A Manhattan grand jury decided to indict Trump on charges associated with the case, marking a momentous decision.
Last week, after news broke that Trump might be indicted this week, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, and the other top Republicans on the Administration and Oversight committees wrote to Bragg demanding that he turn over the records of his investigation into the president and appear before Congress.
Bragg's office responded by declaring, "We will not be intimidated by attempts to thwart the justice system, and we will not permit baseless accusations to deter us from fairly applying the law."