Alvin Bragg Drops Lawsuit Against Jim Jordan

April 22, 2023

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg late Friday resolved a subpoena fight with House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH), agreeing to allow a former New York prosecutor to testify about his experience investigating former President Trump.

Aides to Bragg and Jordan announced the agreement after a lawsuit brought by Bragg had gone to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. That action came after a federal judge—Trump appointed U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil—rejected Bragg’s request to block Jordan’s subpoena. 

The former New York prosecutor whom Jordan subpoenaed, Mark Pomerantz, had previously led the investigation into Trump’s role in hush money payments made amid the 2016 Presidential election. Pomerantz stepped down last year after Bragg initially declined to pursue charges against Trump.

However, Bragg has since revisited the case, and on April 4, Trump was arrested and arraigned in Manhattan on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records and conspiracy related to the hush money case, to which the former President has pleaded “not guilty.”

Requesting Pomerantz’s testimony is part of Jordan’s investigation into what he calls the “weaponization” of the U.S. justice system.

Jordan had hoped to question Pomerantz in committee on Thursday.

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