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GOP-led House Judiciary demands Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg testify about possible Trump indictment

Jordan noted that the statute of limitations for any alleged crimes involving the former president is set to expire soon, likely explaining Bragg's "rush to indictment."

Published: March 20, 2023 11:06am

Updated: March 20, 2023 12:03pm

The Republican-led House on Monday sent a letter to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg demanding he testify about his possible indictment of former President Donald Trump over charges allegedly related to hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. 

The letter was sent byJudiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, who was joined by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer and House Administration Committee Chairman Brian Steil.

The letter was obtained first by Fox News Digital.

"In light of the serious consequences of your actions, we expect that you will testify about what plainly appears to be a politically motivated prosecutorial decision," Jordan wrote.

Trump said the weekend that he expects to be indicted Tuesday, but neither Briggs nor his office has confirmed the statement.

"The only potential speculated crime that could be alleged here would be a violation of campaign finance law, according to one scholar, a charge that the Justice Department has already declined to bring," Jordan also wrote.

He additionally noted that the statute of limitations for any alleged crimes involving the former president is set to expire soon, likely explaining Bragg's "rush to indictment."

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