Alvin Bragg Lashes Out At Republicans

Alvin Bragg, the Democratic District Attorney of Manhattan, slammed House Republicans for asking him to testify about his investigation into former President Donald Trump’s role in the hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

Bragg used Twitter to say that it was wrong for Congress to try to “interfere in pending local investigations.” He then said that this request was just an attempt to “hinder, disrupt, and undermine” the work of the prosecutors in this case.

The investigation has recently been in the news because Trump said last week that he thought he would be arrested on Tuesday because of the investigation. This turned out to be wrong, though, because Trump has not been charged or arrested in this case. Still, many Republicans rushed to his defense after his Truth Social post on Saturday. Some Republican lawmakers in Congress even asked Bragg to testify at a congressional hearing.

But Bragg didn’t want to testify in front of Congress on his own, as he said in letters to the three Republican House committee chairs who had asked him to do so.

In their letter to Bragg, chairs like Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Bryan Steil (R-WI), and James Comer (R-KY) said they wanted to keep an eye on his investigation and see if it was just a way to hurt former President Trump’s chances in the 2024 election.




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